An uplifting moment that was captured on video in Flint, Michigan showed the moment Genessee County Sherriff, Christopher Swanson put down his baton and joined the Black Lives Matter protesters protesting the murder of George Floyd.
Swanson told the protesters that he and his other police colleagues were there to ensure the safety of those demonstrating as he puts his baton away.
“I want to make this a parade, not a protest!” Swanson told the crowd, to a cheer.
“You got little ones here, you got dogs. So listen, I’ll just tell you, these cops love you. That cop over there hugs people, so you tell us what you need,” Swanson said as he pointed at another cop.
“Walk with us!” the crowd chanted, asking Swanson and his fellow police officers to join in the protest (or parade this time around).
Agreeing to their request, Swanson said, “Let’s go!”
The events captured in the now-viral video happened in Michigan and has demonstrated the power people speaking in one voice against racism.
The protest is part of a nationwide protest that has lasted for as long as a week following the cold-blooded murder of an unarmed black man, George Floyd, by Derek Chauvin and three other police men in Minneasota.
The protesters are demanding for justice for George Floyd and a better life blacks in America.