A file photo of a US policeman Photograph:( AFP )
There are videos shared where the cops are leading by an example to let protesters continue peaceful demonstrations and helping them too
The United States, which has already seen the worst of coronavirus crisis and still struggling to contain the deaths and infections, is now seeing widespread violence following the death of an unarmed black man in Minneapolis.
And in such a tense situation, where on one hand, incidents of police brutality are reported, there are also stories where the cops are leading by an example to let protesters continue peaceful demonstrations and helping them too.
A Twitter user posted a video reportedly of Georgia where protesters were shouting slogans, 'Walk with us', and the cops were seen marching peacefully with the crowd.
A similar video was also shared in which New Jersey police were seen walking with the protesters.
Another video is gaining a lot of attention where policemen were seen kneeling down on the ground and shaking hands with people in Oakland, California.
It’s a start.. ✊🏾This just happened live, Oakland,CA pic.twitter.com/Ufeait0ovP— Maria (@mmaarriiaab) June 1, 2020
Take a look at these posts shared by users showing the soft side of the police.
Genesee County Sheriff (Flint, Michigan) Chris Swanson put down his helmet and baton and asked protesters how he could help.— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) May 31, 2020
The protesters chanted "walk with us" so the Sheriff joined — and walked alongside the protesters in solidarity.
However, several reports also claimed of police's high-handed actions, most recently of the two NYPD cars ramming into a crowd of protesters in Brooklyn.
In Atlanta, policemen implementing a curfew stopped two college students driving a car, shot Tasers at them,and dragged them out of their vehicle, the New York Times reported.
The protests erupted in Minneapolis and then spread across the country after a video surfaced last Monday that showed a black man George Floyd pleading as a police officer knelt on his neck for several minutes following which Floyd was killed.