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NYPD Officer Appears To Flash White Power Symbol At Black Protesters

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NYPD Officer Appears To Flash White Power Symbol At Black Protesters




An NYPD officer was caught on video appearing to flash a white power symbol at protesters calling for an end to police brutality after the police murder of George Floyd.

In short 4-second clip, the unidentified officer can be seen flashing the hand gesture at protesters.


The incident even caught the attention of New York Attorney General Letitia James, who asked social media users to send the video to her office: “Please report this and send the video to my office: [email protected]

The hand gesture resembled a white supremacist symbol described by the Southern Poverty Law Center as “the thumb and forefinger joined together in a circle, the remaining three fingers splayed out behind.” The sign has become popular among far-right extremists in recent years.




The Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center have defined the “OK” hand sign as hateful symbols with messages linked to white supremacy. The ADL, a Jewish civil rights group, added the symbol last year to its online database of hate symbols.





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