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Amid Baltimore Protests, Young Girl Hugs Officers In Riot Gear

BALTIMORE (WJZ) -- A sweet exchange was captured on camera during the protests Monday in Baltimore.

WJZ's Kelsey Kushner, who was downtown covering the protests at City Hall, saw this moment in front of her eyes.

A young girl waved at then walked over to a police officer dressed in riot gear and gave him a hug. Then she hugged several other officers.

At a news conference Tuesday afternoon, Police Commissioner Michael Harrison said he had heard of multiple instances such as this one in which officers showed solidarity with protesters.

Thousands marched peacefully in downtown Baltimore Monday afternoon to protest systemic racism after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody. But, the night ended with some arrests after a smaller group of protesters clashed with police.

For full coverage of the George Floyd unrest in Minneapolis, go to CBS Minnesota.

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