US Media reported about how several law enforcement agencies in the country showed solidarity with protesters as they marched against the police brutality in connection with the death of George Floyd’s death.
This is the fifth day of nation-wide protests. Some police officers joined with the protesters to express their solidarity against police brutality and support for the anti-racism movement.
Forbes reported one sheriff Chris Swanson of Genesse county in Michigan as saying, “We want to be with y’all, for real. I took my helmet off, laid the batons down. I want to make this a parade, not a protest.” Swanson then joined the assembled crowd to march with them eliciting cheers.
The magazine reported that in Camden, New Jersey, another cop helped carry a banner reading “Standing in Solidarity,” and joined in with the crowd chanting “no justice, no peace.” In Santa Cruz, California, Police Chief Andy Mills took a knee with protesters and the department said it was “in memory of George Floyd & bringing attention to police violence against Black people,.” Forbes reported.