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November 30, 2014 at 3:59 PM

Ferguson protests: Vandalism is ruining the message

When will some individuals wake up and realize that destroying other people’s property is not a form of protest? [“Ferguson grand jury papers full of inconsistencies,” Nation & World, Nov. 27].

It does nothing but devalue the cause they are protesting against, and it seems to occur time and time again. 

From white people to black people, whether it is folks in Ferguson, Mo., or folks in Seattle at the May Day protests, it is simply foolish and criminal.

Please protest, but it do it peacefully. And if you choose to vandalize, then your cause is wasted and the message you are trying to convey is ruined.

Jeff Swanson, Everett

Comments | More in Protests | Topics: ferguson, Jeff Swanson, Missouri

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