Obama Urges “Peaceful, Strategic, Purposeful” Protests

ABC News reports:

Former President Obama on Friday called for “peaceful, sustained” demonstrations for racial justice as the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wis., has ignited a new round of protests and demands for reform across the nation.

The tweet came as thousands of people congregated in Washington, D.C., in a march against police brutality and systemic racism held on the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech.

Kenosha has become a new epicenter of unrest after Blake, a Black man, was shot seven times in the back in front of his children on Sunday. Blake remains hospitalized, and his family has said he is at least temporarily paralyzed.