Black officer goes out of his way to help a white supremacist
A picture of a black police chief officer helping a white supremacist to safety has gone viral.
The image shows Leroy Smith, the director of the South Carolina Department of Public Safety, compassionately carrying a Confederate flag supporter wearing a swastika T-shirt to shelter, after he suffered a heat stroke during a KKK Rally.
Many Twitter users praised Smith for rising above the hatred of the event. The protests at the time were incredibly heated, with the Ku Klux Klan protesting the Confederate flag being removed on one side of the statehouse, and on the other Black Educators for Justice were staging a counter protest.
Police were quick to jump to action after several fights broke out.
Smith especially, rose to the occasion, ensuring the safety of everyone at the protest regardless of what side they were on.