Charleston protester arrested minutes after praising police
CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) – A Charleston man was arrested while kneeling in front of a police line during Sunday’s protests in Marion Square, but before he was, he was caught on video praising the officers.
“I love each and every one of you. I cry at night, because I feel your pain,” Gee Jordan said. “I am not your enemy. You are not my enemy.”
Jordan was kneeling for awhile along with other protesters before officers moved in.
The video that captured it all now has almost 20 million views online, and on Tuesday, Jordan returned to the spot it all happened.
“It wasn’t really a protest to me just more of a promise,” he said. “It was a promise that everybody together as whole collective unit is going to promise to be better and is going to promise to work together, so we could be better.”
Jordan was charged with disobeying lawful order, according to the sheriff’s office.