Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Aww! Emotional photo from Ferguson protest goes viral

Portland Police Sgt. Bret Barnum holds 12-year-old Devonte Hart at a demonstration in Portland. Johnny Nguyen 
A touching photo of a white police officer hugging an African-American boy at a Portland protest this week has drawn heavy attention on social media.

The moment was captured by a photographer covering a protest in Portland, Oregon, over a Missouri grand jury’s decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting of Michael Brown.

At the Portland rally was 12-year-old Devonte Hart, who stood crying out of sadness over the events in Ferguson. He was holding a “Free Hugs” sign.

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