George Floyd: Police officers join protesters, kneel to pray

George Floyd: Police officers join protesters, kneel to pray

- Ugly scenes of police officers and protesters clashing have been playing out in cities across the US after the death of George Floyd

- In Florida, however, law enforcers joined protesters in condemning the death of Floyd and they all knelt to call for divine intervention

- Floyd, a black man, died after a white officer pinned his neck to the ground for more than eight minutes

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A warm moment has been witnessed in Coral Gables, Miami, Florida, in the United States after police officers and protesters knelt to pray amid the ongoing protests in various parts of America.

George Floyd's cruel death in the hands of police officers sparked outrage across the US and protests emerged which were characterised by looting and clashes between law enforcers and demonstrators.

George Floyd: Solemn moment as police officers join protesters, kneel to pray
Police officer knelt together with protesters following George Floyd's death. Photo: WPTV.
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However, according to NBC News, a solemn moment of prayer between officers and protesters played out in Coral Gables.

Chiefs of police from Miami-Dade County were captured calling for the heavens to intervene following Floyd's death which, once again, illuminated police brutality against black people in the US.

“As leaders of this profession, we must all do better at improving on our training and protocols so that our efforts towards building and maintaining community trust are not lost or overshadowed," Miami-Dade Corrections spokesman Juan Diasgranados said in a statement.

Despite the ugly scenes that have been witnessed, especially between police officers and protesters battling each other in American cities, law enforcers have been condemning Floyd's death with some going as far as putting down their rioting gear and joining the march.

Case in point, a police boss in full riot gear decided to join the protesters instead of battling with them as was the norm during demonstrations.

Genesee County sheriff Chris Swanson resorted to reasoning out with the demonstrators by joining them in the march while talking to them on how the police force and the citizenry could co-exist in harmony.

Swanson put down his riot gear and joined in the protests whilst discussing Floyd's death before delivering a heartfelt speech at the end of the march. previously reported that a gentleman identified as Deveon Joseph who was part of a 2020 graduating class joined the Black Lives Matter protest all dressed up in his full graduation gown.

The photo was shared on social media by Nathan Aguirre and it quickly went viral because of the seeming courage and passion of the young man.

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