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Community shows support for police at 'Back the Blue' rally

Rally held at Riverside's Memorial Park

The 'Back the Blue' rally was held in Riverside's Memorial Park Sunday to show support for law enforcement
The 'Back the Blue' rally was held in Riverside's Memorial Park Sunday to show support for law enforcement

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – More than 200 people gathered in Riverside’s Memorial Park Sunday to show support for law enforcement.

Organizer of the “Back the Blue” rally, Emily, who didn't want her last name used, said she created the event to show law enforcement that despite the recent unrest between police and some of the public, they still have the community’s support.

Emily, who has family in law enforcement, said she is in constant fear for her father, especially given the recent relationship with the public and police deteriorating.

"I have family and friends in law enforcement," she said. "It's frightening with the circumstances right now just seeing the discretion with officers. Let's show them we do care and there are supporters."

The show of support ran from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.