People across the country continue to protest against police brutality after a video of police killing George Floyd went viral last week. There’s been a lot of focus in the media on the property destruction that some of these protests have escalated to, but they don’t tell the full story.

Not everyone protesting is being violent, and some are even marching alongside members of their local police squad. Even children are protesting for a better future . Parents have been sharing their own stories of racism and fear on social platforms —many of which have gone viral — and their pleas for change so their children can have a safe future ahead of them .

Here are some of the most powerful photos from peaceful protesters across the country:


“We all bleed the same color”

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An officer hugs a protester

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A man and two kids join a caravan

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A young man stands in his cap and gown during a protest

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Protesters lie down on a highway

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Protester takes a knee

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Denver police chief marches with protesters

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“Radical action brings radical change #BLM”

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“Black Lives Matter”

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Man hands out water to protesters

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Protester and police pound fists while taking a knee

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Protesters lie down on the floor in silence

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“Black lives matter. Today. Tomorrow. Forever”

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Protesters take a knee at Reno

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Protesters block off streets in Albany

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“No justice no peace!!”

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People pray at George Floyd’s memorial site

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