Image: TAKE A KNEE: June 1, 2020, Boca Raton, Florida, USA: Florida Highway Patrol Captain ROGER REYES, 49, takes a knee with demonstrator VELL REMY, who is holding a ‘No Justice, No Peace’ sign in the middle of the road, that was shut down to prevent the marchers from going on to Interstate 95. 200+ people protesting the death of Floyd during an arrest, marched eastbound on Glades Road, intent on taking their demonstration onto the highway. On the other side stood dozens of Florida Highway Patrol troopers, dressed in riot gear and just as intent on keeping the protest from moving. Similar scenarios around the country have devolved into pitched battles between law enforcement and protesters, resulting in arrests, injuries and further chaos. Monday night Reyes opted for conversation and compassion. Taking a knee alongside the protesters to show ‘respect for their demonstration and the cause they believe in.’ ‘Respect and humanity is what it’s all about,’ said Reyes.
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