And when we think nothing will change, police officers in some U.S. cities were seen joining protesters in a call for an end to police brutality.
These officer in Miami-Dade, Florida took a knee, a pose made famous by NFL QB Colin Kaepernick during his silent protests on the football field.
If all police officers are evil, then why are some kneeling with the protesters? pic.twitter.com/bTDIFCKORL
— Asher Crohn (@asherc10) May 31, 2020
Other cities where police joined the protesters, according to Fortune Magazine:
“Genesee County Sheriff Chris Swanson took off his helmet and laid his baton down in Flint, Michigan, before he joined the assembled crowd to march, eliciting cheers.
Officers in Camden, New Jersey, helped carry a banner reading “Standing in Solidarity,” and seemed to join in with the crowd chanting “no justice, no peace.”
In Santa Cruz, California, The police chief took a knee with protesters.
Two Kansas City, Missouri, police officers were seen holding up a sign reading “end police brutality.”
— The Right Scoop (@TheRightScoop) September 26, 2017
— Michele Wright😷 (@michelewrightTV) May 31, 2020
Some Trump supporters express their displeasure with seeing police officers ‘take a knee.’
Shame on these small department Police Chiefs from South Florida. Kneeling a la Kapernick, knowing that’s an anti cop and anti USA message. They should apologize to all the veterans, patriots and Police Officers. pic.twitter.com/khTn8EZggN
— TRUMP 2020. (@AHGFLORIDA) May 31, 2020