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On #BlackLivesMatter:
At the core of these demonstrations is a demand for answers about the circumstances of this young man's death and a broader concern about the state of our criminal justice system.

"From Eric Holder: A message to the people of Ferguson", St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 20 August 2014, http://www.stltoday.com/news/opinion/a-message-to-the-people-of-ferguson/article_ea8b7358-67a3-5187-af8c-169567f27a0d.html

[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 killings [of Philando Castille and Alton Sterling] by police in Minnesota and Louisiana, quickly followed by killings of police in Dallas, knocked the lazy certainty out of almost everybody.
On Donald Trump:
I think that people are saying, 'Mr. Trump, we have come too far in this country fighting discrimination and bigotry. We’re not going back. And if you’re going to continue that effort, you’re going to have to take us on.'

Susan Page , "Sanders backs Trump protests, questions Electoral College", USA Today, 13 November 2016, http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2016/11/13/sanders-backs-trump-protests-questions-electoral-college/93767186/.

The wave of protests last night spoke an undeniable truth: The Donald Trump administration will witness the rebirth—with its precursors in the Black Lives Matter movement, the immigrants rights movement of 2006-07, the Occupy movement and the overwhelming youth support for Bernie Sanders—of a su
I would not advise people who feel strongly or who are concerned about some of the issues that have been raised during the course of the campaign, I wouldn’t advise them to be silent.

Brent Griffiths, "Obama to anti-Trump protesters: Don't be silent", Politico, 17 November 2016, http://www.politico.com/story/2016/11/obama-to-trump-protesters-231558.