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16 Photos Of White Allies Protesting Alongside Black Lives Matter

This is one way to be an ally.

In the days since the shooting deaths of Alton Sterling, Philando Castille and the five police officers in Dallas, there’s been a sense that America is a country divided, in the midst of a budding civil war between black and white

While there are many white people who oppose the Black Lives Matter protests that have sprung up across the nation over the past week, there are also many who have joined the demonstrations against the treatment and killings of black people across the U.S. 

Below are pictures that offer up a little hope, featuring white protestors standing in solidarity alongside black and brown people against the plague of police brutality in America: 

  • Police and protesters stand off in a residential neighborhood in Baton Rouge, Louisana, on July 10.
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    Police and protesters stand off in a residential neighborhood in Baton Rouge, Louisana, on July 10.
  • Police and protesters stand off in a residential neighborhood in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on July 10.
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    Police and protesters stand off in a residential neighborhood in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on July 10.
  • A demonstrator protesting the shooting death of Alton Sterling is detained by a law enforcement officer in Baton Rouge, Louis
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    A demonstrator protesting the shooting death of Alton Sterling is detained by a law enforcement officer in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S., July 10, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman
  • Demonstrators protesting the shooting death of Philando Castile gather in front of the police department in St. Anthony, Minn
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    Demonstrators protesting the shooting death of Philando Castile gather in front of the police department in St. Anthony, Minnesota, on July 10.
  • Demonstrators protesting the shooting death of Philando Castile march in front of the police department in St. Anthony,
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    Demonstrators protesting the shooting death of Philando Castile march in front of the police department in St. Anthony, Minnesota, on July 10.
  • Demonstrators gather at the governor's mansion in St. Paul, Minnesota, on July 7.
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    Demonstrators gather at the governor's mansion in St. Paul, Minnesota, on July 7.
  • Police and protesters with signs in a residential neighborhood in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on July 10.
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    Police and protesters with signs in a residential neighborhood in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on July 10.
  • Police arrest protesters after dispersing crowds in a residential neighborhood in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on July 10.
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    Police arrest protesters after dispersing crowds in a residential neighborhood in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on July 10.
  • White protestors show support for the black community in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on July 10.
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    White protestors show support for the black community in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on July 10.
  • Protestors in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on July 10.
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    Protestors in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on July 10.
  • More protestors in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on July 10.
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    More protestors in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on July 10.
  • Protestors with a sign in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on July 10.
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    Protestors with a sign in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on July 10.
  • Protestors in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on July 10.
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    Protestors in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on July 10.
  • More protestors demonstrating with large signs in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on July 10.
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    More protestors demonstrating with large signs in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on July 10.
  • Protestors in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on July 10.
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    Protestors in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on July 10.
  • Police arrest protesters after dispersing crowds in a residential neighborhood in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on July 10.
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    Police arrest protesters after dispersing crowds in a residential neighborhood in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on July 10.

HuffPost reporter David Lohr contributed to this post.

UPDATE: One of the photos originally included has been removed at request of the subject. It has been replaced with a different photo.

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