Reports of the protests across the country are focusing on the violence, clashes and property damage caused by a small few rather than the peaceful protest of those rallying against injustice and the police standing in solidarity with them.
A few captured positive moments of cities where officers support the protests and believe Black lives do actually matter.
There were moments of protesters fist-bumping police, hugs with police, and in one incident in New York City over the weekend, one officer was separated from his unit. Protesters surrounded him with locked arms to protect him from those being violent. In Miami, Florida and Seattle, Washington, police joined protesters in kneeling.
While there are certainly cities dealing with violet responses from police, there are many that protesters have welcomed as allies.
You can see the moments in the tweets below:
Amazing scene unfolding in Flint, Twp, Michigan. Genesee County Sheriff Chris Swanson has joined protesters in a pe… https://t.co/tEidRe9NZM— Mid-Michigan NOW (@Mid-Michigan NOW)1590889317.0
Pictured is @FargoPolice holding hands with protest organizers & a sign ‘We are one race... The HUMAN race.’ Truly… https://t.co/X0MHGf9FEK— Bailey Hurley (@Bailey Hurley)1590868354.0
Just outside of Flint - police joined protesters rather than meet them with aggression. I’m told when protesters re… https://t.co/2r1G7K0dgA— Femi Redwood (@Femi Redwood)1590933930.0
Chief @ArtAcevedo meets with attendees in a peaceful march in memory of #GeorgeFloyd #RelationalPolicing https://t.co/Lf8X0wu2zf— Houston Police (@Houston Police)1590949948.0
Police officers currently at Jamaica Ave in New York taking a knee with protestors. THIS is how you treat protestor… https://t.co/qXpVyWBPMf— s☻lly⁷ (@s☻lly⁷)1590951498.0
THIS IS BEAUTIFUL 🥰🕊🙌🏾 FORGIVENESS IS THE KEY IN UPDATE:USA Miami police surpassed every police.. It's my prayer… https://t.co/wZeKep0INe— Christian Hub Trending (@Christian Hub Trending)1590952334.0
THIS IS HOW ITS MEANT TO BE. This is how Miami police met crowds protesting the death of George Floyd and the scour… https://t.co/LE9cbxXHQr— Bella (@Bella)1590948919.0
I heard that police in Maimi is doing a different thing, probably the best thing now. #BlackLivesMatter… https://t.co/WHk5fRbJoY— #SARSMUSTEND (@#SARSMUSTEND)1590947959.0
While the media push to divide us, let’s push & celebrate unity. Drop pictures & stories of unity below https://t.co/zZNx1BozU9— Nate Richie (@Nate Richie)1590942205.0
These are the pictures the media won't share as it doesn't fit their agenda!!! https://t.co/UifzlQ3BdP— USPatriotArmy (@USPatriotArmy)1590952682.0
an officer got separated from others and these group of black people tried to protect him from other protesters, k… https://t.co/Gvhwsmo768— gaile (@gaile)1590824479.0
While the police is physically assaulting, tearing gassing, macing, shooting rubber bullets at unarmed peaceful pro… https://t.co/2bu4vnE1P8— StanceGrounded (@StanceGrounded)1590847369.0