Genesee Co. Sheriff joins protestors during Flint Twp. march

Published: May. 31, 2020 at 12:03 AM EDT
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(5/30/2020) - Hundreds of people expressed their frustration during a peaceful protest in Flint Township.

The protestors carried signs and chanted as they made their way by foot and in cars along Miller Road in the heart of the Flint Township business district.

They marched to Police Headquarters where they demonstrated briefly.

While there, police and protestors talked and bumped fists.

Then in a show of solidarity, Genesee County Sheriff Chris Swanson joined the crowd and walked side by side in unity.

The peaceful protest lasted several hours.

It was just one of many taking place across the country, where people are expressing their outrage over the death of George Floyd.

The Minnesota man died while in police custody.

A former police officer has been charged in his death, after video showed him with his knee in Floyd's neck, as he told officers he was struggling to breathe.

Three other officers who were on the scene were fired but have yet to be charged.