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USA: Protester hugs police officer during demonstration in LA suburb

United States, Upland
June 2, 2020 at 17:39 GMT -00:00 · Published

A protester in Upland, California in the San Bernardino Valley near Los Angeles took a moment during demonstrations to hug a police officer on Monday.

The protester, named Monique, can be seen running up to a pair of officers clad in riot gear and collapsing at their feet before embracing one of them. The demonstrator then holds their hands for a few moments before walking off.

During the tender moment, demonstrators can be heard yelling "George Floyd" before reportedly dispersing after a short time.

Demonstrations are currently sparking up all across the United States in both city centres and less densely-populated areas alike, in response to the killing of George Floyd at the hands of police in Minneapolis.

The city of Los Angeles has been under curfew for the last three nights, and was the site of similar riots in 1992 after police brutally beat Rodney King.

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A protester in Upland, California in the San Bernardino Valley near Los Angeles took a moment during demonstrations to hug a police officer on Monday.

The protester, named Monique, can be seen running up to a pair of officers clad in riot gear and collapsing at their feet before embracing one of them. The demonstrator then holds their hands for a few moments before walking off.

During the tender moment, demonstrators can be heard yelling "George Floyd" before reportedly dispersing after a short time.

Demonstrations are currently sparking up all across the United States in both city centres and less densely-populated areas alike, in response to the killing of George Floyd at the hands of police in Minneapolis.

The city of Los Angeles has been under curfew for the last three nights, and was the site of similar riots in 1992 after police brutally beat Rodney King.

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