Kamala Harris praises BLM, says ongoing protests are ‘essentialfor change in US

Kamala Harris praises BLM, says ongoing protests are 'essential' for change in US

Peaceful protests against racial injustice are critical for the nation’s progress and help to keep law enforcement in check, 이것의. 카말라 해리스, D- 칼리프., said Friday.

Nothing that we have achieved that has been about progress, in particular around civil rights, has come without a fight, and so I always am going to interpret these protests as an essential component of evolution in our countryas an essential component or mark of a real democracy,” the vice presidential nominee said during the NAACP’s national convention.

She added that protests were “필요한” 같이 “the people’s voices must be heard, and it is often the people who must speak to get their government to do what it is supposed to do, but may not do naturally unless the people speak loudlyand obviously peacefully.

Harris also praised thebrilliance” 과 “impact” 의 “검은 생명의 문제,” which has received media praise but also come under fire for promoting left-wing stances like opposing the nuclear family. “I actually believe that ‘Black Lives Matterhas been the most significant agent for change within the criminal justice system,” 그녀가 말했다.


Her comments came during mass protests surrounding the deaths of Black Americans like Breonna Taylor, whose case prompted a series of demonstrations earlier this week. While the vast majority of demonstrationswhich began in late Mayhave been peaceful, some have resulted in property destruction.

Footage quickly emerged purportedly showing buildings vandalized and burned in Louisville, Ky., after a grand jury decided to indict just one of the officers involved in Taylor’s death.

전국적으로, violent confrontations during these demonstrations have led to deaths and injuries, including for demonstrators, journalists and police officers. In Louisville, 켄터키, two officers were shot, and subsequently hospitalized, during protests surrounding Taylor’s case.

Former Vice President Joe Biden and other Democrats have been criticized for allegedly not doing enough to denounce violent demonstrations, while President’s Trump campaign has attempted to tie their statements to on-going riots.


5 월, Biden released a statement in which he distinguished between violent and peaceful protests.

“Protesting such brutality is right and necessary. It’s an utterly American response. But burning down communities and needless destruction is not. Violence that endangers lives is not. Violence that guts and shutters businesses that serve the community is not,” statement read.

At the end of last month, 이것의. Harris similarly 말했다: “We must always defend peaceful protest and peaceful protesters. We should not confuse them with those looting and committing acts of violence, including the shooter who was arrested for murder. 실수하지 마라, we will not let these vigilantes and extremists derail the path to justice.

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