A Ku Klux Klan rally outside the South Carolina Statehouse Saturday was abounding in hate, racial tensions, and bigotry. But it is a picture of a human act of kindness that is going viral from that day.
Though the rally was inherently about the division of races, a black police officer saw only a person in need when he came to the aid of a KKK member who was feeling the affects of the South Carolina heat.
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
According to the Huffington Post, Rob Godfrey's picture posted to Twitter shows police officer Leroy Smith helping an unidentified man in a National Socialist Movement t-shirt into the shade.
The rally included the KKK along with members of the New Black Panther party. It took place one week after South Carolina voted to remove the Confederate flag from the statehouse and resulted in five arrests.