Picture: Black policeman assists white supremacist at Ku Klux Klan rally
Published 20/07/2015 | 12:50
A protest against the removal of the Confederate flag from the South Carolina statehouse got underway at the weekend.
Under the searing heat, members of the North Carolina-based Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) rallied on Saturday to make their feelings known.
However, there was one poignant image that was captured on the day that only served to undercut the vehemences of their protest.
not an uncommon example of humanity in SC: Leroy Smith helps white supremacist to shelter & water as heat bears down. pic.twitter.com/GoF23r3mRe— Rob Godfrey (@RobGodfrey) July 18, 2015
Photographer Rob Godfrey, with the Associated Press, took this spectacular image of a black policeman coming to the aid of one of the protesters.
Leroy Smith helped an elderly man, who was wearing a Nationalist Socialist movement T-shirt, and suffering from heat stroke out of the sun.
The basic human gesture caught on film has sicne gone viral.