In a brief display of unity amid the chaos and anger that has enveloped America since the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, a group of around 10 Oakland police officers knelt on the front line with protesters Sunday night.

The moment came in stark contrast to widespread reports of OPD turning rubber bullets, tear gas and pepper spray on demonstrators. Many protesters on Twitter claimed that the non-violent gesture by the police was merely performative, as similar scenes played out in other major cities.


By Arlene Huff

Arlene Huff is the founding member of Golden State Online. Before that She was a general assignment reporter. A native Californian, she graduated from the University of California with a degree in medical anthropology and global health. She currently lives in Los Angeles.

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