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After Recent Shootings, Police And Protesters Are Coming Together

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Protesters and law enforcement appear to be uniting in some communities after a tense few weeks following the deaths of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile and eight police officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The Wichita, Kansas, community came together for a barbecue Sunday night. Hundreds of people packed a park in Wichita for the First Steps Community Cookout with a goal of building a stronger relationship among law enforcement, activists and the community. And they're not alone.  SEE MORE: Obama On Alton Sterling, Philando Castile And Why Black Lives Matter That same day, a WGN-TV reporter captured this video in Ohio shortly after three Baton Rouge officers were killed. A group of activists holding a sign that said "Love your neighbor" held hands and prayed for peace with a Cleveland police officer.  And earlier this month, Black Lives Matter and All Lives Matter protesters united in Dallas, hugging each other and praying together.  "Today we're going to show the country how we came together," an All Lives Matter demonstrator said with his arm around a Black Lives Matter activist. This video includes clips from WBRZ, KWCH, CNN, Facebook / First Steps Cook Out, KAKE, KTVT, KSTP and Twitter / @WichitaPolice, and images from Twitter / @WichitaPolice. Newsy is your source for concise, unbiased video news and analysis covering the top stories from around the world. With persistent curiosity and no agenda, we strive to fuel meaningful conversations by highlighting multiple sides of every story. Newsy delivers the news and perspective you need without the hype and bias common to many news sources. See more at http://www.newsy.com/ Like Newsy on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/newsyvideos/