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.READ MORE: Double Shooting Reported In West Baltimore Overnight
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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.
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The police department later shared photos on Twitter of several other officers kneeling during the day’s demonstrations.
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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.MORE NEWS: Man Critically Injured After Crash With Box Truck In East Baltimore