Amidst fights, protests, and obliteration around the country, a moving scene unfurled Sunday in New York when a portion of the city’s cops kneeled with protesters.
Aleeia Abraham shot a video of the officials taking a knee during a walk-in Queens calling for equity for George Floyd, who kicked the bucket while being captured in Minneapolis, and in dissent of the silly killings of other dark people.
In the video, the protesters are kneeling and you be able to hear the crowd’s shock when some of the cobs kneeled as well.
“I definitely didn’t expect that,” Abraham stated. “I’ve never seen that.”
As they knelt, one protester reeled off the names of other black people who had died, Trayvon Martin and Ahmaud Arbery are included.
Even as cities around the nation have been shaken for a considerable length of time by rough fights, comparative gladdening scenes rose throughout the end of the week. In Florida Saturday, a few officials from different agencies knelt with protesters in supplication before Coral Gables City Hall.
In Michigan, Genesee County Sheriff Chris Swanson was walking with protesters after they were chanting “walk with us!”
“Let’s go, let’s go,” Swanson said as he and the cheering crowd proceeded. “Where do you want to walk? We’ll walk all night.”
The New York walk was peaceful and incorporated two hundred people, Abraham said. Abraham, who runs an association called The Blaque Resource Network in Queens, said she’d never observed police do that in the entirety of her long stretches of activism, or even on TV at different fights.
“That’s great, it’s a good sign, but what we’re really looking for is action,” she said.
“I’ll be even more impressed when we’re not stepped on and gunned down. That’s the moment I’m looking for.”
The NYPD’s 103rd Precinct is close to where the walk was held in the Jamaica neighborhood of Queens, so the police thought about it ahead of time and were there.
A minister welcomed the officials to come into the hover of dissenters to bow with them, which was welcomed with cheers from the group. The entirety of the officials didn’t kneel, Abraham said.
Abraham stated that it was so nice from those officers who kneeled, yet it was only a beginning.
“I really want to be clear that that’s not enough. It’s a nice start, but it’s nowhere near enough,” she stated.