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'We're listening.' | Officers join Louisville protesters for dialogue, hugs

An intense moment later led to hugs and dialogue.
Credit: Heather Fountaine/WHAS-TV
JUNE 1, 2020: Louisville protesters create dialogue with Metro Police during demonstrations.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — As demonstrators filled Jefferson Square Park in downtown Louisville for a fifth day of protests, some Metro Police officers joined the crowd.

In a photo snapped by reporter Heather Fountaine, she says officers were greeted with hugs and while others, express disappointment.

She says the moment with officers and the crowd was heated for a bit, then one of the officers told the crowd to take a knee for a moment of calm.

Protesters say they wanted to be heard.

The officers said, “they’re listening.”

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