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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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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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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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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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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Bonnie Osborne
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That little girl has more empathy and strength than the president of the U.S.A. She is a gem.

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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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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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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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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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Leo Domitrix
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The people who clean up the injuries and notify families, "I'm sorry, he didn't make it"... are gonna be against racial violence. My mom in the 1960s? Same. Me now? Same. We all bleed red, folks.

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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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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Thank you for standing up in what you believe in

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Helping Cleaning Up

Helping Cleaning Up

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Loki’s Lil Butter Knife
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I saw these images circulating on social media earlier this morning and they are truly moving. These are the images that the news rarely shows us and likely doesn't want us to see. I will never ever be able to understand the level of sadness, anger, hurt, and frustration felt by the black community, but I'm so happy to see images like these of communities of all skin tones, sexual orientations, ages, and religions band together to foster change.

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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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KatHat
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Fun fact: Not all "Plain" folks are Amish. These people are a 20th century cult called Church of God Restoration. Still cool they turned up, but they're not Amish. https://www.facebook.com/tcog1/posts/1137238226631351?hc_location=ufi

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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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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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Spreading The Love

Spreading The Love

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Caley Buxton
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Honest question: obviously all people, black and white, are most likely aware of this right now. Is it encouraging or annoying of me, as a white woman, to say something supportive to any black person I encounter? I don't want to bother someone in the middle of a store or "single them out" for being black, but I also don't want to ignore the situation.

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This Is Also Happening In Minneapolis

This Is Also Happening In Minneapolis

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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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Ellie Edwards
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Shart take your tin foil hat off and get off the internet for the day, I think you've had quite enough

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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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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Modist Brewing In Minneapolis

Modist Brewing In Minneapolis

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Alice White
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

But sometimes stopping for a beer andActually having a conversation with your fellows can diffuse tensions. And I doubt they'd provide alcohol to looters. I honestly think although it might look clumsy, it's still trying to help.

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Police Captain Joins Protesters

Police Captain Joins Protesters

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Linda HS
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Oh my! I just noticed her shoes! They're amazing and if she can protest on those heels, kudos to her! That's amazing!!!

SoozeeQ
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

She is beautiful. And the sight of that white cop hugging her, is beautiful too!

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deanna woods
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is what we need to see in our world. This is amazing and wonderful.

Cori
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

We need more of THIS in the world.

Kathy Callaghan
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Looks like he is hugging a grandchild. Sweet pic

Kate Manship
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If this can happen in Muskegon, MI then there is hope for the world.

Jeff Garland
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2 years ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I live an hour away from there!!!! The other day when I was there everyone was super nice even during the protests. Muskegons awesome

Rudrani Love
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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.

Sandy Townzen
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Anybody who can march and protest in those shoes deserves all the hugs.

Pat Noud
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's such a physically beautiful city, I am happy to see the police trying to calm things down

Kimberley Thomas
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Damn it. Now I want a hug from everyone since I would have to beg from my cats. Darn furballs. They only comfort me when I'm crying, not before.😾

Fred Smith
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Now this is a Police Captain!! WOW!!

Amanda Aldred
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is my hometown and surprisingly we didn’t have an riots just peaceful protesting at the court house!! Same with flint Michigan which are 2 of the worse cities in michigan with violence!

Szewai Leung
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Too bad this will not happen in the Hong Kong protest. The police may be and most likely will be fired and purged!

Haleema
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is so lovely to see.

Hazel Allen
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

of course he is going to hug a pretty girl lol

Jan Jenkins
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Really?? That’s your take from this picture???

Jan Jenkins
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Oh so sorry narwhal blast. I didn’t see your previous comment. Tried to delete above post. But was unable to.

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Domoneeq Vs
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

YAAASSS!!!! We need more of this!

Me
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is just so touching. And she's young!

Maria Concilio
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Your masks people! Love this so much! But wea4 your masks!

Emma Schwartz
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Michigan is just happy to be out. W have been though a lot we dont have the energy or enough clean water to riot

Aleksander Strømland
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Racism will start to go away when people see a person hugging a person in this picture. Being it good intentions or bad, when you "group" people by the color of their skin, you are being a racist as well, even unintentionally. When you realize there is no "group", and we are all people, we're getting somewhere. Just in my opinion. Just as we saw when George got killed... He was killed by another person on top of him, strangling him to death with his knee. And three other people with responsibility of peoples safety, did NOT uphold their oath to help him. That is what we should see. There should be no color involved in THAT... But we can realize that the motivation for the horrible person killing George was racially motivated. And judge him on that. But please, don't fall in the trap of "grouping" people yourself. Being black or white, yellow or purple, has nothing to do with who you, or I am.

Elena Peace
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Put on the protesting boots♥️

Ann Sterzinger
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

For a minute I thought that background guy's leg was the cop's hand on her ass and I was like, oh no, things just went to that place, did they?

Holly Hefele
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Hugs from police surely helps 👏

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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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Electric Ed
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Somehow this saddens me. He's a cop. He shouldn't need to make justice happen with a sign.

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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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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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The Police Taking A Knee With Protesters In Miami, Florida

The Police Taking A Knee With Protesters In Miami, Florida

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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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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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

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Beatrice Multhaupt
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Walk with us, each day and each night, each shade and each light

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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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Emotional Moment Between An Officer And Protestor

Emotional moment between an Officer and Protestor from r/MadeMeSmile

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Just another bot
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Ok proper tears now. This whole post warmed my heart.

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Standing Together With The Residents

Standing Together With The Residents

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Lawers Offering Pro Bono Services For Arrested Protestors

Lawers Offering Pro Bono Services For Arrested Protestors

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Dave Chapman
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Just make sure you don't offer free service to the looters, arsonists and anarchists.

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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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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Protesters Chanted: “Walk With Us!!”

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There Is Hope

There Is Hope

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