Video: Santa Monica SWAT officer, protester share hopeful embrace

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (KABC) -- Through the many peaceful protests taking places across the country, there have been moments of hope, including one involving a Santa Monica SWAT officer.

During a protest over the weekend, one demonstrator shared an inspiring embrace with Officer Scott McGee. The two also shared a handshake while the surrounding crowd cheered on the moment and began chanting the officer's name.

Someone else was also heard saying "all we want is a dialogue."

Several instances of peace between protesters and law enforcement officers have been witnessed during the ongoing demonstrations, including in Los Angeles and Riverside.


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Though Riverside experienced some tense moments amid ongoing protests and looting, there were also some displays of solidarity between law enforcement and protesters on Monday.

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