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RICHMOND, CA – The Chief of police stands with protesters for an end to police brutality in communities of color.  The striking image of Richmond Police Chief Chris Magnus holding a white sign that saying “#blacklivesmatter” that has gone viral on social media.

“I spoke with my command staff, and we agreed it would be nice to convey our commitment to peaceful protest and that black and brown lives do matter,” Magnus told the Times after the protest.

According to the Contra Costa Times about 100 protesters lined the streets of Richmond at around noon on Tuesday.   They held their “hands up,” in a nod to Michael Brown, the 18-year-old shot and killed by a Ferguson, Missouri.