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On #BlackLivesMatter:
[Black Lives Matter protesters'] right to peacefully demonstrate, whether at Rockefeller Center, the United Nations or the Mall of America, should not be restrained.

"Black Lives Matter has right to protest", CNN, 24 December 2015, http://www.cnn.com/2015/12/22/opinions/omara-black-lives-matter/.

The problem [reflected by the protests] lies not just with the police but the entire apparatus we call our system of criminal justice.
There is no question that avoidable shootings and brutality of blacks in encounters with police merit activism and action by lawmakers. However, black lives matter before encounters with police.

Dr. Robert Ross,"Black lives matter long before police encounters", The Sacramento Bee, 26 December 2015, http://www.sacbee.com/opinion/op-ed/soapbox/article51588975.html.

On Donald Trump:
Protesting might make you feel better, it might win a few battles and it might attract attention. I’m sorry if you are angry at “the establishment,” but you need to work for it and within it if you want it to change.

Anne Applebaum, "Advice from Europe for anti-Trump protesters", Washington Post, 16 November 2016, https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2016/11/16/advice-from-europe-for-anti-trump-protesters/?utm_term=.0b470a4ebdd3

People are upset and they're right to be upset. This is our country, and people have a right to have their voices heard.

"The Rachel Maddow Show, Transcript 11/10/2016", MSNBC, 10 November 2016, http://www.msnbc.com/transcripts/rachel-maddow-show/2016-11-10.

[Student protesters] putting themselves out there so publicly, with their future on the line, is worthy of adult support.

"The kids are right to protest Trump", Los Angeles Times, 17 November 2016, http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-arellano-student-walkouts-20161117-story.html