Reader: I've Never Seen a Peaceful Protest That Was Really Peaceful

Protesters on Colfax last week.
Protesters on Colfax last week.
Photo by Bree Davies

Last week's Denver protests over the no-indictment decision by a Ferguson, Missouri grand jury were intended to be peaceful but ended in four arrests. A subsequent Comment of the Day about whether violence can bring peace inspired even more conversation -- including this provocative take.

See also: Reader: I've Never Heard of Violence Bringing Peace

Dennis McCabe writes:

I've never witnessed "peaceful" protests ever. Protests are always a way for the "fringe" to burst out from the shadows. I agree with most on here -- make a difference by donating time and or money for the homeless.

Send your story tips to the author, Michael Roberts.

For more memorable takes, visit our Comment of the Day archive.


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