(NEW YORK POST) — Viral video shows a 5-year-old black girl in Texas being comforted by a white police officer during a George Floyd protest after she started crying and asked, “Are you gonna shoot us?”
Simone Bartee was protesting with her parents in Houston on Saturday when she broke down in tears — and the officer knelt down to see what was the matter, news station KHOU reported.
“Are you gonna shoot us?” she asked the cop, according to her father, Simeon, on Twitter.
But the officer gave her a hug and replied, “We’re here to protect you okay? We’re not here to hurt you at all.”
“You can protest, you can party, you can do whatever you want,” he said.
The video has gone viral on Twitter with more than 363,000 views as of Thursday afternoon.