Emory health care workers kneel in a show of solidarity
ATLANTA - Many health care workers have been working tirelessly on the frontlines in the battle against COVID-19.
However, on Friday, several doctors, health care workers, and others with Emory Healthcare and Emory Shcool of Medicine took a knee in a moment of solidarity.
The health care workers who participated, knelt for 8 minutes and 46 seconds, according to Emory University.
Emory health care workers take a knee on June 5, 2020. (Emory University )
Some individuals held up signs reading, "Black Lives Matter".
Emory health care workers peacefully protest on June 5, 2020. (Emory University)
Others bowed their heads while taking a knee.
Emory health care workers kneel outside on June 5, 2020. (Emory University)
Emory University's official Twitter page used the hashtag, "White Coats for Black Lives".
Emory health care workers hold up signs on June 5, 2020. (Emory University)
Emory said in a statement:
"Over the last week, we have watched protests across the country and are filled with emotion and the desire to take action. The Emory community stands for justice in all aspects of our mission, and when confronted with hatred and prejudice, we must speak out. On June 5 at 1 pm, Emory physicians and health care workers at various campuses kneeled for 8 minutes and 46 seconds. #WhiteCoatsforBlackLives"
Emory workers kneel for 8 minutes and 46 seconds on June 5, 2020. (Emory University)
Protests began in downtown Atlanta on May 29, the scene downtown on Friday was quite different from a week ago.
Police said no arrests were made Friday night, prompting city officials to cancel the curfew that was originally scheduled to go into effect at 8 p.m. Saturday and expire on Sunday at sunrise.
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The Georgia National Guard was even seen dancing the Macarena with protesters just before curfew.
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Police said no arrests were made Friday night.