Would George Floyd have wanted more violence? | Letter to the Editor


Last updated 5/31/2020 at 6:40pm

Editor's note: The following is from Iris Brown, a 15-year-old at Edmonds-Woodway High School.

This morning, I watched a video of a man having the life choked out of him by a racist white police officer.

The scene was horrific, something I did not think even happened anymore. I sat there, not wanting to see any more. My parents then showed me the protests in "honor" of George Floyd. Looting stores, burning buildings to the ground, and even injuring disabled storeowners.

Is this what George Floyd would have wanted? More violence? How would Martin Luther King Jr. react if he were here today...

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Reader Comments(1)

Natalie Giovi writes:

Frankly, relating protesters to looters in incorrect. The vast majority of protestors are not rioters or looters and are completely peaceful. There is no correct way to protest and we have no right to judge the pain of the Black community. Also, claiming to know what a deceased man would think is ignorant and insensitive, especially if you are not a member of the Black community.  Educate yourself:  https://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/politics/article/white-people-black-lives-matter


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