Sheriff Marches With Protesters in Show of Solidarity

May 31, 2020

    (WWJ) The Genesee County Sheriff marched with the protesters in Flint Township in a show of solidarity for those fighting for racial equality.

    Genesee County Sheriff, Chris Swanson, approached a group of peaceful protesters with open arms Saturday evening. In a video, he expressed his support for them.

    “We want to be with you all for real,” Swanson said. “So I took my helmet off, I laid the batons down. I want to make this a parade, not a protest.”

    The crowd erupted in applause.

    “We got little ones here, we got dogs. These cops love you. You tell us what you need to do,” Swanson said.

    “Walk with us! Walk with us!” the crowd chanted.

    The protesters were fighting for justice for George Floyd; and many African American men and women, even teenagers; who lost their lives at the hands of police officers including Eric GarnerTrayvon MartinAlton Sterling, Ahmaud Arbery, and several more.

    “Where do you want to go?” Swanson asked the protesters. “We’ll walk all night!”

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