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Police officers are joining protesters for prayers and hugs in several US cities

 

(CNN)Americans have been protesting the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police for days on end in dozens of cities throughout the United States.

 
While tensions between police and demonstrators have heated up in many places, some officers have shown solidarity with the movement by hugging protesters, praying with them, mourning with them, and taking a knee to honor Floyd.
 
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Atlanta officers take a knee before protesters.
 
In Atlanta, Georgia, a line of police officers holding shields during a protest Monday near Centennial Olympic park kneeled in front of demonstrators.
 
In another image, an officer wearing a gas mask, helmet and vest was seen embracing a demonstrator in a hug on the fourth day of protests in the southern city.
 
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An officer clad in a helmet and mask hugs a protester.
 
The Denver Chief of Police Paul Pazen joined in with demonstrators Monday, linking arms with attendees.
 
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Denver Police Chief Paul Pazen links arms with people protesting.
 
On Sunday, Pazen said dozens of his officers had been injured while responding to the protests but were eager to return and protect the rights of demonstrators.
 
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Chief of Department of the New York City Police, Terence Monahan, hugs an activist.
 
In New York, Chief of Department of the New York City Police, Terence Monahan, embraced a demonstrator during a protest in his city Monday.
 
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A CHP officer and protester shake hands during a demonstration.
 
On the west coast, protestor Kevin Welbeck of Cre8 The Change shook hands with a California Highway Patrol officer during a protest in the Van Nuys area of Los Angeles.
 
At least two officers in Connecticut joined demonstrators as they marched through Bristol Monday.
 
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A protester and police officer walk in an embrace during a demonstration march in Connecticut.
 
Bristol Police Officer Nick Travisano was hugged by a protester as he joined a march with fellow officer Chris Bird.
 
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A protester and officer share an embrace.
 
In Minnesota, the state where Floyd was killed, an officer and a demonstrator shared an emotional embrace during a protest in St. Paul.
 
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x3r0

Despite the eye tearing hugs: we should remember, this IS pandemic time, geez people. Those hugs actually weren't really necessary.

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cosy

hmm! The hugs are still better than being killed by the same officer, isn't it?

I can understand many of those protestors, at hard times, one forget everything or anything  around ones self

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