Cary, N.C. (AP) – Police in North Carolina have washed the feet of black religious leaders during a prayer walk that was aimed at ending racism.

The Raleigh News & Observer reported that the prayer walk occurred in the suburb of Cary on Saturday.

It ended with police officers from the towns of Apex and Cary washing the feet of pastors James and Faith Wokoma of the Legacy Center Church in Cary.

Washing the feet of another person is considered an act of humility in the Christian faith and is referenced in the Bible.

Lori Bush, Cary’s mayor pro tem, tweeted a photo and said it was a poignant moment when police officials washed the feet of black community leaders.

The moment followed days of protests in Raleigh and in cities across world against police brutality. The protests began after the death of George Floyd, a black man in Minneapolis who died after a white officer jammed his knee into his neck for nearly nine minutes.