Officers take a knee with protesters in Troy

Posted at 9:07 PM, Jun 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-03 09:20:38-04

TROY (WXYZ) — On the fourth day of protests in Michigan, officers with the Troy Police Department took a moment to show solidarity with demonstrators.

While marching along Big Beaver Road, protesters filled the street Monday and chanted, "Black Lives Matter."

The protests were prompted by the killing of George Floyd in Minnesota and is in response to police brutality across the nation.

During Monday's protest, demonstrators marched peacefully to city hall and to the Troy Police Station. At one point, officers with the Troy and Birmingham police departments blocked off a roadway. Protesters then asked officers to take a knee with them, and those officers did just that.

To the sound of applause and cheers, the officers knelt for a few seconds. The protesters dispersed following that interaction.

Watch the video above of officers taking a knee with protesters in Troy.