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'Go Blue Day' rally draws hundreds in Chesterfield: 'Good officers hate the bad cops, too'

'We're all the same inside, it doesn't matter the color of your skin'
Posted at 6:22 PM, Jul 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-25 21:26:33-04

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- Hundreds of people turned up for a rally Saturday in support of law enforcement in Chesterfield County.

The “Go Blue Day” event was held on the steps of the courthouse.

The rally featured a number of diverse speakers who condemned the death of George Floyd, an African American man who died after a Minnesota police officer kneeled on his neck for over eight minutes.

"Just like all professions, law enforcement is not perfect," one speaker told the crowd. "Guess what? The 97 or 98-percent of all the good officers hate the bad cops, too."

Attendees praised the work that officers put in each day, and wanted to let them know that they are appreciated.

"It's been tough lately, you know, for everybody," she said. "So I think it makes the police officers feel good that they are supported by their community."

Another attendee was hopeful everyone will be treated equally.

"We're all the same inside, it doesn't matter the color of your skin," she said. "I think everybody should be treated equally and I think Chesterfield Police promotes that as well."

Nine weeks after Floyd's death, several protests against police brutality are scheduled to take in Richmond.