27 of the most uplifting and positive moments from the US protests

Greg Evans
Sunday 31 May 2020 12:00
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The protests that the United States is currently witnessing in response to the death of George Floyd have produced some of the most shocking scenes the country has witnessed for years.

Buildings and vehicles have been set on fire, clashes have been documented outside of the White House and Trump tower while footage has shown police using aggressive tactics against protesters, even those in there own homes.

In situations like this, it can be too easy to concentrate on the negatives and ignore some of the more positive moments of the demonstrations. So for some levity here are some of the more uplifting moments from the events of the past few days.

There has been a lot of dancing and singing.

The chant 'I can't breathe,' which Floyd said before he died, has become the slogan of the protests.

Some police and officials have shown solidarity with the protestors, by holding signs and taking part in marches.

Some protestors have also been bravery telling others to stop vandalising property showing that they are not all 'thugs' like some would have you believe.

Other protests have also been seen around the world.

Meanwhile, there have been some unusual characters showing up at protests including Batman, members of the Amish community and a woman looting a cheesecake (we can't condone looting but might make an exception for this).

This incredible piece of resolve between three generations of black men has quickly become one of the most raw and powerful moments of the protests.

Derek Chauvin, the police officer who was filmed with his knee on the back of George Floyd's head has since been arrested and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter. Floyd's bother has since said that he wants the charge to be upgraded to first-degree murder.

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