Tuesday, 2 June 2020
Leadership and Peaceful Protests
Peaceful protesters were forced out of Lafayette Park in Washington DC yesterday evening just so Donald Trump could have his photo taken at a local church.
Trump laughingly describes himself as a 'friend' of peaceful protesters, but these American citizens were on the receiving end of aggressive policing, pepper spray, tear gas and blunt force bullets - all for the sake of a politically motivated photo-opportunity with a Bible.
Violence always leads to more violence, but the police have a special duty to lead by example.
Yet that kind of selfless leadership was missing again last night in Washington DC and in the events which led to the unlawful killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25 2020.