Protests have erupted all over the US over the death of George Floyd. Cities are imposing curfews and states are activating National Guard members to calm down the demonstrators but they continue to express pain and anger with chants, signs and outbreaks of violence.

And while many questions, like what's going to happen to the police officers involved in the incident, are still unanswered, one thing is certain: the demands for justice and an end to police brutality against African Americans have united the entire country and people of all backgrounds are taking a knee together.

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A Group Of Black People Protecting A Cop Who Got Separated From The Others

A Group Of Black People Protecting A Cop Who Got Separated From The Others

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Daria B
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10 months ago

This one is touching, seriously. This police officer is actually armed. And yet, there is this mutual trust and care for one another. Totally kills all stereotypes both about the protesters and the police.

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Based on accounts from witnesses, video footage, and official statements, here's what the public knows about Mr. Floyd's death so far.

Everything began with a report of a fake $20 bill. A report was made on the evening of the 25th of May, when Mr. Floyd bought a pack of cigarettes from a grocery store. The store employee thought the $20 bill Mr. Floyd paid with was counterfeit and reported it to police.

Mr. Floyd had been living in Minneapolis for several years after. He had recently been working as a bouncer but just like so many other Americans became unemployed during the coronavirus pandemic.

Mr. Floyd was a regular at Cup Foods, the grocery store where he tried to buy the cigarettes. Mike Abumayyaleh, the owner of the store, told NBC that Mr. Floyd was a friendly face and a pleasant customer who never caused any trouble. But Mr. Abumayyaleh wasn't working that day.

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A Veteran Protesting His Government After Fighting For It Shows The United Fight For Equality

A Veteran Protesting His Government After Fighting For It Shows The United Fight For Equality

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Monty Is Fiennes
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10 months ago

Poignant...

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At around 20:08, two police officers arrived at the scene. Mr. Floyd was sitting in a car parked around the corner with two other people.

After approaching them, one of the officers, Thomas Lane, pulled out his gun and ordered Mr. Floyd to show his hands. In an account of the incident, prosecutors didn't explain why Mr. Lane thought it necessary to draw his gun.

According to the prosecutors, Mr. Lane "put his hands on Mr. Floyd, and pulled him out of the car". Then Mr. Floyd began actively resisting handcuffs.

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A Protester And A Police Officer Today In Fargo. This Is What Solidarity Looks Like

A Protester And A Police Officer Today In Fargo. This Is What Solidarity Looks Like

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Minette Wheeler
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10 months ago

What about Nascar

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Once handcuffed, however, Mr. Floyd became compliant and Mr. Lane explained that he was being arrested for "passing counterfeit currency".

But when officers tried to put Mr. Floyd in their squad car, a struggle erupted.

At around 20:14, Mr. Floyd "stiffened up, fell to the ground, and told the officers he was claustrophobic", a transcript released by authorities explained.

Mr. Chauvin arrived at the scene. He and other officers were involved in further attempts to get Mr. Floyd in the police car.

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It’s Not White vs. Black, Rich vs. Poor, Police vs. Citizens....it’s Everyone vs. Racists

It’s Not White vs. Black, Rich vs. Poor, Police vs. Citizens....it’s Everyone vs. Racists

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Nash Nopper
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10 months ago

YES!

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At 20:19, Mr. Chauvin pulled Mr. Floyd out of the passenger side, causing the man to fall to the ground.

As he lay there, face down, still in handcuffs, witnesses started to film Mr. Floyd. He appeared to be in a distressed state. These moments, captured on multiple mobile phones and shared widely on social media, were Mr. Floyd's last.

As officers were restraining Mr. Floyd, Mr. Chauvin placed his left knee between his head and neck.

"I can't breathe," Mr. Floyd said repeated, pleading for his mother and begging "please, please, please".

Mr. Chauvin kept his knee on Mr. Floyd's neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds.

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My 6yr Old Daughter, She Sees Whats On The News, We Explained What Happened To George Floyd And She Was Mortified. Today She Made A Sign And Is Doing Her Own Peaceful Protest In Our Front Yard. I Am So Proud!

My 6yr Old Daughter, She Sees Whats On The News, We Explained What Happened To George Floyd And She Was Mortified. Today She Made A Sign And Is Doing Her Own Peaceful Protest In Our Front Yard. I Am So Proud!

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Fraser Hodgson
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10 months ago

Damn, I bet that she becomes president!

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About 6 minutes into that period, Mr. Floyd became non-responsive. It was approximately then when Mr. Floyd fell silent and bystanders urged the officers to check his pulse.

One of the other officers, JA Kueng, did exactly that and said he "couldn't find one". But the officers did not move.

At 20:27, Mr. Chauvin removed his knee from Mr. Floyd's neck. He was taken to the Hennepin County Medical Center in an ambulance and was pronounced dead around an hour later.

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From The Raleigh Protest

From The Raleigh Protest

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Electric Ed
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10 months ago

Believe it, lady :( Maybe this time makes the difference?

RaroaRaroa
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10 months ago

Stick Man, I have serious suspicions that is exactly why there are racists out there STARTING these riots. Two videos I saw just today: a white girl spraypainting Starbucks with BLM while a black woman begged her not to. She finished the job and boldly wandered off with her white friend. Second video - a white guy in the middle of a very peaceful protest, phone camera at the ready, asking the protestors to tip over a truck. The protestors disgust and anger at the suggestion was obvious and he quickly left the scene. One side blames Antifa for inciting this, but I have my suspicions it's the racists joining the protests then creating the chaos to make the people they hate look bad.

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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10 months ago

love that sign.

Blazestar
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10 months ago

Same.

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Virginia Anziani
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10 months ago

Thank you for marching for me, sister, since I'm not physically able to. I'm only 61 but that's what I've been saying to anyone who will listen. Enough already! I was in the first class bussed, when I entered seventh grade. Most of the kids didn't really know what was happening, except that we did our homework on the bus because it was a 45 minute drive each way back to our "changing school" where we picked up the younger students. But we had parents screaming and spitting and hurling things at the teachers at our new school (it had been the black school.) I remember being so puzzled because these were people I had seen at ball games and at church functions. Now their faces were stretched taunt as they yelled obscenities at men, women - and children. When did Jesus say it was ok to spit on a frightened child? Please, let me see the end of this nonsense while I'm still alive. (And yes - I DO know that I've had the easy part. My skin is white. )

CatWoman312
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10 months ago

I live in Raleigh. The riots began and the peaceful protestors had nothing to do with it. White supremacist signs were even painted on walls so it’s clear they are also causing the riots and blaming peaceful protestors

A. Ramon Henfield
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10 months ago

Woooow... Bless you ma'am. Bless you.

Richard Lancaster
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10 months ago

I know how the lady feels!

Jackie Clark
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10 months ago

I'm 70 and I can't believe it either.

Santino Marazzo
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10 months ago

I'm 77 and still doing this in BC Canada.

MadDawg
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10 months ago

I live in Raleigh. The past two nights there has been so much destruction and looting. It warms my heart to see this.

Connie Witt
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10 months ago

I’m 71 and feel the same! “Back then” , I thought we had racism on the run. I thought we had secured a woman!s right to have control of her body. I thought the ecology movement was going to save the earth. Boy! Was I naive!

Cindy Folendorf
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10 months ago

I hear you! I am close to 68 and I feel the same way! Things have to change! We demand equal justice and equal rights for all American citizens!!! And for all people of the world 🌎.

Annamay
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10 months ago

I'm 77. I know.

Cindy Jarrett
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10 months ago

Yep sister, our work is not even done here...

Mainecoonsandhuskies
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10 months ago

Why are people still racist. Why can't we just settle the fact we are all one human race.

MsM
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10 months ago

Thank you for keeping up the fight.

nettie netwitch
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10 months ago

Get a brain you suckers. Susanna Latvaniemi is apparently no native English speaker. Would YOU be able to express your thoughts in HER language?

Meyer Weinstock
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10 months ago

The surname may be Finnish or Estonian; I can't speak those, either.

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Roy Martin
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10 months ago

Amen, the more things change the more they seem to stay the same.

Sue Reeves
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10 months ago

I am 79 and feel the same. And promoted by a society of self proclaimed Christians.

Bill Mason
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10 months ago

Being 75, 'Nam-era Vet, and it seems to be getting worse but, on the other hand, protesting has never been easy, just look at Aristotle, Jesus, et al.

Deborah Thomas Hladecek
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10 months ago

Why blur out the word "shit" when we saw a man murdered in public???

Ms LadyWolf
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10 months ago

OMG, how poignant! A photo journalist helped spread a person's opinion. His editor's priorities are part of the problem. Not to mention, it's called censorship and simply ridiculous.

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Olivia Masterson
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10 months ago

I feel the same way. Been fighting it since I was a kid in the first grade, My best and only friend couldn't go to school with me because she wasn't white. That was back in 1954.

CincyReds
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10 months ago

It is really hard to believe..

Paige Garberding
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10 months ago

You and me both, Grrrl.

Rhona Isaiah
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10 months ago

I know that's right!

Norma Roman
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10 months ago

True!!

Debby Marengo
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10 months ago

Very fed up with it - let's get it right this time

Robin Griswold
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10 months ago

Yes ,things must change

Charlene Pearson
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10 months ago

Look at granny's sign.

Carol Ann Hernandez
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10 months ago

4 real!!

Daninne Egizio
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10 months ago

You go girl!

Estelle Boothe
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10 months ago

ME TOO!!!!!!!!!

Keith Ralfs
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10 months ago

I'm 74 and still fighting

Jane Stevenson
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10 months ago

Yep

John Doe
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10 months ago

66th comment.

Joel Emmett
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10 months ago

Someone should point out to Trump that it isn't 1954 anymore. He literally seems unaware of the changes and progress that the world has made in life/work/economy/society for the past 66 years (other than Twitter although he has a servant do that for him).

Linda Clements
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10 months ago

TRUTH

Deborah Thomas Hladecek
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10 months ago

Why blur out the word "shit" when we witnessed a man being murdered in public??

Brenda Jewell
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10 months ago

ditto

Melanie Mitchell
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10 months ago

EXACTLY!!!!! I feel this womans pain.

Melanie Mitchell
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10 months ago

EXACTLY!!!! i feel the same.

Patti Renwick Parrish
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10 months ago

I agree with her. At nearly 60, I thought by now we would all be living together peacefully. STOP THE HATE!

Ninja Nonna
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10 months ago

Exactly!!!

Keri Rosenkilde Christiansen
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10 months ago

My thoughts exactly!

SF Angel
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10 months ago

YES! From Vietnam to the ERA, to decades of race riots, we have seen and participated in these protests for years. Yet, we still wait

Julieta Perez
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10 months ago

Hope your grandkids won't believe you had to...

Bryan Loewen
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10 months ago

This was from an abortion protest, not this one...

Pat Gonzales
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10 months ago

I"m almost 74 and can't believe we are still fighting this battle. It has to stop we must stand together and say WE ARENT GOING TO TAKE IT ANY MORE!!!! Vote Vote Vote

AnnieLaurie Burke
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10 months ago

Some of us are even older.....

Gregg Bender
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10 months ago

Amen, lady. Amen.

Kelli Stretesky
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10 months ago

Feeling this! All my life I've been disturbed by this oppressive brutality!

Brenda Siebarth
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10 months ago

Yup...it’s so sad...peace and love...

Sharon Vaughn
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10 months ago

I LOVE IT! Sad but true.

Kathy Sanford
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10 months ago

So true!!!!

Judy Jacob
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10 months ago

❤️❤️

Deborah Rice
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10 months ago

I know!

Leann Hillmer
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10 months ago

Me too, and I a 77.

Fred Smith
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10 months ago

OK.......But she's not alone!!

Dee Witt
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10 months ago

I feel the same way. I can’t believe people who profess to love god , can be so evil. I know evil exists because we can’t even love our fellow humans

Katie Allen
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10 months ago

because religious people think they're superior

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Kathy Callaghan
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10 months ago

That is how I feel. This time we got to get it right.

Jacquie Rose
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10 months ago

I know just how she feels!

Logan Slaughter
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10 months ago

TVTropes would define her as a "Cool Old Lady."

Donna Clark
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10 months ago

Hope it sticks this time!

Holly Hefele
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10 months ago

One of the best sentiments ever

Sherry Hart
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10 months ago

Love this woman.......I needed this, she made me laugh! 🤣😂

SupriyaG
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10 months ago (edited)

I don't know but maybe you will say it again when you are 86. I wish not but these this racism has never ended, it was there 10-20-30-40 yrs back.

Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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10 months ago (edited)

Goes back farther than that. Unfortunately.

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Rah Soft
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10 months ago

maybe this lady would like to protest the right of black fathers removed from their children lives( a bigger issue than police brutality as quoted by NAACP), but then that means she would have to protest against feminism which is the ideology that removed the same black fathers from their children.....

Jace
Community Member
10 months ago

Stop fucking censoring the fucking swear words! Even in middle school textbooks this would be considered an historic event and the photographs would be left alone.

Barbara Baldwin
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10 months ago

This will go the way of Rodney king. Nowhere

Juergen M
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10 months ago

🕉️ E n d o c a n n a b i n o i d - S y s t e m 🕉️. "A society that holds remedies a secret so that more medications can be sold with huge profits, but is not a real society. For this a large lunatic asylum." - Sebi, M.D. - Believe it or not, you are this. 🕉️ E n d o c a n n a b i n o i d - S y s t e m 🕉️.

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On Friday, Hennepin County Attorney Michael Freeman charged Mr. Chauvin with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. His bail has been set at $500,000.

Mr. Floyd's family and their attorney, Benjamin Crump, are upset that Mr. Chauvin wasn't charged with a more serious offense.

"We expected a first-degree murder charge. We want a first-degree murder charge. And we want to see the other officers arrested," Crump and the family said in a statement. "We call on authorities to revise the charges to reflect the true culpability of this officer."

If convicted of third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter, Mr. Chauvin would be facing up to 25 years in prison on the first charge and up to 10 years on the second.

Mr. Freeman said charges against the other three officers are likely.

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Portland, Oregon. Police Demonstrating And Trying To Show They Hear And Understand The Frustration.

Portland, Oregon. Police Demonstrating And Trying To Show They Hear And Understand The Frustration.

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Sabse
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10 months ago

Not all cops are racists. Only the President is a racist.

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A GoFundMe campaign dedicated to George Floyd has raised more than $7 million.

George Floyd's brother, Philonise Floyd, organized the fundraiser, which is called the Official George Floyd Memorial Fund. According to the page's description, the funds will be used to cover funeral and burial expenses, grief counseling and lodging and travel for all court proceedings.

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We’re Stronger Together

We’re Stronger Together

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Kjorn
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10 months ago

I love that picture! Cops too are sick of that shit

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Now, after tens of thousands of people flooded the streets across the United States, after buildings were set on fire and businesses were looted, President Trump has criticized the unrest, and Attorney General William P. Barr warned people that contributing to the destruction could make them face federal charges. Gov. Tim Walz of Minnesota said the people who are defying curfews and trying to instigate police were no longer protesting police brutality, but rather seeking to exploit Mr. Floyd’s death for their own political motives.

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George Floyd - Philadelphia Protest Today

George Floyd - Philadelphia Protest Today

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Shart
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10 months ago

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God are we now gonna link this to the corona

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This Man Has Been Standing Alone In Our Town Square For The Past Few Days, Gods Bless His Courage

This Man Has Been Standing Alone In Our Town Square For The Past Few Days, Gods Bless His Courage

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Lisa loves cats
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10 months ago

Thank you for standing up in what you believe in

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Helping Cleaning Up

Helping Cleaning Up

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EHops
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10 months ago

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Oh no why would they? There's no violence, just good people trying to make a difference amongst this chaos to help their community

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Even The 'Church Of God' Community Are Standing By George

Even The 'Church Of God' Community Are Standing By George

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Daria B
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10 months ago

It means that the corruption has crossed the lines. It's the 21st century already and there still people with authority whose brains still haven't developed enough to tell a human being when they see one. Disgusting.

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Cops In Kansas City Joined The Local Protest

Cops In Kansas City Joined The Local Protest

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Electric Ed
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10 months ago

I can just imagine shift change. "Hey Greg, want my sign? I need to get into my riot gear"

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Santa Cruz Police Chief Taking A Knee With Peaceful Protesters During A Demonstration In Santa Cruz, Ca

Santa Cruz Police Chief Taking A Knee With Peaceful Protesters During A Demonstration In Santa Cruz, Ca

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Kaisu
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10 months ago

This is nice, but cops need to do more. Someone said that even if there are 1000 good cops and 10 bad cops, if the 1000 good cops don't make sure the 10 bad cops are brought to justice, then there are 1010 bad cops.

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Danish Sympathy March For George Floyd. ~10.000 People Marching Peacefully Through Copenhagen.

Danish Sympathy March For George Floyd. ~10.000 People Marching Peacefully Through Copenhagen.

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Peter Korpershoek
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10 months ago

My faith in America restores a little more :-P

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Spreading The Love

Spreading The Love

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Nash Nopper
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10 months ago

THIS!

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This Is Also Happening In Minneapolis

This Is Also Happening In Minneapolis

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Aragorn II Elessar
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10 months ago

Yes! It’s not just rioters. There’s good people here

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A Group Of People Forming A Human Barricade And Protecting The Store To Prevent People From Looting

A Group Of People Forming A Human Barricade And Protecting The Store To Prevent People From Looting

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Shart
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10 months ago

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Sorry but cvs has some good drugs...4 people with arms spread inst gonna stop someone trying to get pain meds

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Where Are The News Vans Now?

Where Are The News Vans Now?

“The news crews focus on black people looting, but there are many of us here also trying to clean up. They don’t focus on that!” This is Marvin Applewhite. He is leading efforts to clean up after riots. I haven't heard any news organization show that there are people like him out there. He has a GoFundMe to help with supplies and food for the other volunteers

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Narwhal Blast
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10 months ago

Amazing man! This is such an awesome example!!!

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Modist Brewing In Minneapolis

Modist Brewing In Minneapolis

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SanchaTheSeeker
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10 months ago

But they just advertised it...

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Police Captain Joins Protesters

Police Captain Joins Protesters

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Linda HS
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10 months ago

I'm crying my eyes out...this is sooo very touching

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Police In Muskegon, Mi Showing Their Support For Protesters Outside Of The County Courthouse Today.

Police In Muskegon, Mi Showing Their Support For Protesters Outside Of The County Courthouse Today.

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Narwhal Blast
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10 months ago

I love this photo!

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It’s Not Black vs. White People, It Is Everyone vs. Racists

It’s Not Black vs. White People, It Is Everyone vs. Racists

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Pseudo Puppy
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10 months ago

when even the cops know it was murder.....

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Protesters Gathering In Front Of The Us Embassy In Berlin, Germany Today. We Stand With You

Protesters Gathering In Front Of The Us Embassy In Berlin, Germany Today. We Stand With You

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Hans
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10 months ago

There have been several players of Bundesliga showing their solidarity this weekend.

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A Friend Of Mine In Minnesota. Stay Safe, Everyone. Except You, Tony.

A Friend Of Mine In Minnesota. Stay Safe, Everyone. Except You, Tony.

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Bill
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10 months ago

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Hate is still hate

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The Police Taking A Knee With Protesters In Miami, Florida

The Police Taking A Knee With Protesters In Miami, Florida

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Linda HS
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10 months ago

Respect!

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5/31/20 Washington Dc. “What The Media Doesn’t Show”

5/31/20 Washington Dc. “What The Media Doesn’t Show”

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Narwhal Blast
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10 months ago

This looks like they're sharing a good joke and it warms my heart <3

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#28

Flint Police Just Laid Down Their Shields And Batons And Started Walking With Protestors

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Cori
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10 months ago

Good for them! There are definitely police officers who are just as pissed as the rest of us. It doesn't excuse, negate or minimize the appalling behavior displayed by other officers, but it definitely deserves to be noticed and acknowledged.

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Protesters Spray Painted All Over This Monument Last Night. We Were All Trying To Scrub It Off When This Guy Showed Up With A Powerwasher.

Protesters Spray Painted All Over This Monument Last Night. We Were All Trying To Scrub It Off When This Guy Showed Up With A Powerwasher.

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Shart
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10 months ago

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Yes the protesters are thugs....why didnt the peaceful protesters stop thid

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Emotional Moment Between An Officer And Protestor

Emotional moment between an Officer and Protestor from r/MadeMeSmile

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Max L.
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10 months ago

Let's hope for Derek'n'part

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Standing Together With The Residents

Standing Together With The Residents

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catslave6
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10 months ago

Thank you, Camden!

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#32

Lawers Offering Pro Bono Services For Arrested Protestors

Lawers Offering Pro Bono Services For Arrested Protestors

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Shart
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10 months ago

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But peaceful protesters arent getting arrested..thugs stealing 6 big screen tvs from target across the street are

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Police In Downtown Portland Are Kneeling In Front Of Protesters

Police In Downtown Portland Are Kneeling In Front Of Protesters

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Cold Contagious
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10 months ago

A very moving selfless act that's more powerful than words.

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Protesters Chanted: “Walk With Us!!”

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Shart
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10 months ago

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Cant do it..its against the regulatione..cops cant be political...cant just walk off their assigned routes

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#35

There Is Hope

There Is Hope

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Felicia Dale
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10 months ago

This is what we all need.

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