Stop the Hate:
We attended the PEACE protest in Berkeley, CA near the University of California. For the time we were there, the protest was pretty peaceful. About an hour after leaving, according to the LA Times, "the demonstration started heating up about noon at Martin Luther King Civic Center Park, where the two rival groups faced off and several fights broke out." Unfortunately, this was bound to happen as a few people from both sides that we witnessed pushing through the crowds wearing black clothing, ski masks, and tear gas masks made it visually obvious things are bound to turn ugly. Thankfully, we left before those activities unfolded.
It was disappointing to read the LA Times report that a handful of protesters who were supposed to be promoting peace, choose to participate in violence. This solves nothing, except prove that you are just like those whom your protesting against. Either way, the fact that we are having protests to counter groups that are known to promote HATE is extremely sad. We are all better then this, come on people.
In the words of Joe Biden: "If it wasn’t clear before, it’s clear now: We are living through a battle for the soul of this nation."
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