Devonte Hart, boy from viral Ferguson photo, missing after California cliff crash

A child whose image went viral after he was captured in a photograph during a demonstration against police violence is missing after a horrific car crash in California. Devonte Hart’s picture made headlines in 2014 after a photographer captured him embracing a police officer during a demonstration over the decision not to press charges in the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. The photo of Devonte, taken by Johnny Ngyuen in downtown Portland and published first by The Oregonian, showed the then 12-year-old with tears in his eyes hugging a police officer at the rally. Devonte had been carrying a sign offering free hugs at the time.“I was trying to show peace, that there was a different way to handle it,” he said in 2015 of the demonstration, according to The Oregonian. Another photo of the boy posted in 2015 showed him clad in a shirt reading in part “love is the answer” and holding a sign saying: “The real revolution begins from within. Be the light in the darkness, choose love.”Authorities said Devonte was missing after five other members of his family were kille…

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A child whose image went viral after he was captured in a photograph during a demonstration against police violence is missing after a horrific car crash in California. Devonte Hart’s picture made headlines in 2014 after a photographer captured him embracing a police officer during a demonstration over the decision not to press charges in the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. The photo of Devonte, taken by Johnny Ngyuen in downtown Portland and published first by The Oregonian, showed the then 12-year-old with tears in his eyes hugging a police officer at the rally. Devonte had been carrying a sign offering free hugs at the time.“I was trying to show peace, that there was a different way to handle it,” he said in 2015 of the demonstration, according to The Oregonian. Another photo of the boy posted in 2015 showed him clad in a shirt reading in part “love is the answer” and holding a sign saying: “The real revolution begins from within. Be the light in the darkness, choose love.”Authorities said Devonte was missing after five other members of his family were kille…

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