BALTIMORE (WJZ) — As thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Baltimore for the fourth day of protests in the wake of the death of a man in police custody in Minnesota, several Baltimore police officers showed his support for the movement by taking a knee.

Viewer Rachel Curtis sent WJZ a video that showed the officers taking a knee amid a demonstration outside City Hall Monday evening calling for an end to police brutality one week after George Floyd died while in custody in Minneapolis.

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In one video, after one did so, the crowd began cheering and encouraging the other officers standing behind a barricade to do the same.

The police department later shared photos on Twitter of several other officers kneeling during the day’s demonstrations.

Hundreds of other protesters took a knee and raised a fist during the demonstration, which remained peaceful and included a march through downtown streets and onto Interstate 83.

Read the latest coverage of the George Floyd protests in Minneapolis from WCCO-TV | CBS Minnesota.

Ava-joye Burnett

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  1. POLLY says:

    MY DAD WENT TO PEACEFULLY PROTEST IN DC TODAY W/ A GROUP FROM HIS CHURCH. MY DAD IS 68 YEARS OLD AND HE FOUGHT IN VIETNAM. HE WAS WEARING HIS CHURCH T SHIRT AND HIS VETERAN’S CAP. HE WAS HOLDING A SIGN THAT SAID “ALL LIVES MATTER”. DONALD TRUMP HAD HIM GASSED AND SHOT RUBBER BULLETS AT HIM, AT A 68 YEAR OLD VET & HIS CHURCH FRIENDS WHO WERE NOT IN ANY WAY BEING VIOLENT DAMAGING PROPERTY OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT. THEY WERE PEOPLE STANDING ON A PUBLIC STREET HOLDING UP SIGNS.

    SHAME ON YOU DONALD TRUMP!!!!!!!!!!!

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