Police Officers Kneel, Join Marches in Cities Across the Country to Show Solidarity with Protesters
June 1, 2020
As protests demanding an end to police brutality and justice for George Floyd unfolded across the country over the weekend, social media was flooded with footage of police officers violently arresting demonstrators and firing rubber bullets and tear gas into crowds.
Videos showing protesters, passersby and journalists being thrown to the ground by officers or bleeding after being struck by rubber bullets have only fueled further outrage.
In some cities across the country a vastly different scene unfolded, with officers showing solidarity with protesters by joining demonstrations calling for justice for Floyd, who was killed after Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin kneeled on his neck for nearly nine minutes.