By Amechi Idumuebor (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – A state trooper from Georgia refused to kneel during a Black Lives Matter protest in Georgia, telling demonstrators he does that only for God.
Video footage has emerged of O’Neal Saddler, who cancelled his plans to help keep protesters safe, at the rally in Hartwell.
Addressing a group of demonstrators, Saddler says: ‘I’m supposed to be out of town this weekend with my wife.
‘I took off this weekend, today, but I’m out here to make sure you are all safe.
‘Don’t go there with respect.
‘I have much respect, but I only kneel for one person.’
Someone in the crowd interrupts: ‘And that’s God’.
The officer, dressed in blue uniform with his state trooper patrol badge clearly visible on his shirt cuff, turns and strides away from the demonstrators.
Law enforcement officers and officials have been videoed across the globe kneeling in solidarity with demonstrators demanding justice for 46-year-old George Floyd, an unarmed black man who was killed in Minneapolis two weeks ago.
The trooper nods and confirms, ‘God’.