Per Breitbart, Police Chief Michael Shaw of the Webster, Massachusetts, police department lay face-down on the ground at the urging of a “Black Lives Matter” protest on Saturday — and the entire incident was filmed and posted to social media.
According to the Webster Telegram, Chief Shaw joined a crowd of several hundred demonstrators “in laying on the ground for 8 minutes while screams of ‘mama’ and ’I can’t breathe,’ the last words of George Floyd,” were yelled out.
Protests have been held nationwide, with demonstrators in several locations urging police to join them in “taking a knee.” Some did so; others refused. However, Shaw went much further than that, and prostrated his entire body on the ground as part of a “die-in” to re-enact Floyd’s death.
Webster Police Chief Michael Shaw “your message is heard loud and clear” pic.twitter.com/FNaPNnAFPJ
— Ashley Green (@agreenphotog) June 6, 2020