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.
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).
Cheesecake Factory in Downtown Seattle was looted and @KIRO7Seattle caught someone walking away with an entire che… https://t.co/vLzUyR9Xms
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.