June 2. The police and protesters came together to condemn the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody after being pinned down by a white officer, which has sparked protests across the US.
The gesture that was widely shared on social media shows several senior officers of the Miami Police kneeling for a moment in solidarity with the protesters. On social media, people called the gesture by the police as a step in the right direction.
The protest across the US erupted after a video showed a Minneapolis police officer kneeling on the neck of George Floyd for nearly nine minutes.
Protests, peaceful and violent, have convulsed the country for almost a week.
The incident left the nation somewhat politically and racially divided amid the approaching US presidential elections and the coronavirus pandemic that left millions unemployed.
As the protest intensified, Washington DC Mayor Muriel Bowser imposed a city-wide curfew on Monday.
Four police officers in Minneapolis have been sacked for their involvement in Floyd’s death.