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Lone voice of reason leads to powerful moment on riot-torn streets, proving one man CAN make a difference

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In the midst of a brutal second night of rioting on Wednesday, a glimmer of hope shone in Charlotte.

A young man, Ken Nwadike from the Free Hugs Project, went to the riot-torn streets of the city to spread a message of love, but not everyone was feeling it.

Nwadike walked over to police in riot gear and, when he got permission, gave hugs to the officers.

Several people in the crowd of protesters yelled and insulted Nwadike, who tried desperately to reason with them.

“None of these people here shot anyone!” he yelled to the crowd as he tried to explain that judging all police by the actions of one is the same as judging all people of one skin color by the actions of one.

It was apparent that he was getting frustrated explaining his position to many who refused to understand, but some listened and even seemed to come around to his way of thinking.

Nwadike’s video documented several conversations between police and citizens, but also violence and destruction.

Watch the entire video below courtesy of the Free Hugs Project.

Carmine Sabia

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