He was the face of peaceful protesting for years, but now it sounds like Colin Kaepernick is ready to riot!
Kaepernick is outraged, just like the residents in Minneapolis who have taken their protest and turned it into a full-fleged riot. The anger and disgust in the community where George Floyd was killed by a cop has swelled into outburst of looting, fires, and destruction. And the man that once kneeled in protest against these types of heinous killings is saying taking a knee isn’t enough anymore.
On Twitter, seemingly in response to the Minneapolis riots, Colin tweeted, “When civility leads to death, revolting is the only logical reaction.” The former NFL player, who was blackballed because of his 2016 peaceful protests, went on to write, “The cries for peace will rain down, and when they do, they will land on deaf ears, because your violence has brought this resistance. We have the right to fight back!”
When civility leads to death, revolting is the only logical reaction.
The cries for peace will rain down, and when they do, they will land on deaf ears, because your violence has brought this resistance.
We have the right to fight back!
Rest in Power George Floyd
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) May 28, 2020
For years, many opposed rioting with the belief that destroying one’s own neighborhood wouldn’t end the relentless injustices to Black men and women. But, now, the sentiment has changed. Folks are no longer looking to be peaceful because look where that has gotten us … nowhere.
Nobody likes to see this kind of reaction but this murdering has got to stop. Those business owners whose buildings were burned are still alive. Peaceful protesting sure hasn’t stopped mass murders by psycho gunmen has it?
— Patti 🗽 (@PattiFromNYC) May 28, 2020
They poked the bear. And the bear has had enough.
— Ahmed Azmy 💤 (@Masrinextdoor) May 28, 2020
It's pretty weird how protestors who were were tear gassed, maced and shot with rubber bullet are acting so angry!
If only they had done something more sensible, like storm a state capital with fully loaded automatic weapons in support of spreading a deadly virus.
— The Flexican (@scccage) May 28, 2020
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