‘No justification for violence’: Biden calls for peaceful protests

President Joe Biden’s reluctance to condemn street violence last summer left many with an impression that he was soft on crime, but he is seeking to dispel that impression as Minneapolis unravels into chaos once again, this time on his watch.

Biden chastised those turning violent in the city in response to the police-involved shooting of Daunte Wright, saying there is “no justification” for riots and looting, Breitbart reported.

“[I] want to make it clear again: there is absolutely no justification — none — for looting. No justification for violence,” he said.

Biden calls for “peaceful protest”

Some may argue that Biden’s position was never clear to begin with, as he infamously referred to left-wing antifa as a mere “idea” on the campaign trail last year and generally dismissed riots as “peaceful protests.”

Minneapolis became the epicenter of a global protest movement, and the most destructive riots in American history, after George Floyd’s death in May.

Fresh riots and looting erupted in the city Sunday after Wright, a 20-year old Black man, was shot during an attempted arrest in Brooklyn Center. The officer involved, Kim Potter, stepped down Tuesday. Police say she accidentally reached for her firearm instead of a Taser.

Biden said that “peaceful protest” is “understandable” in response but wagged a finger at those acting out destructively, and showed some surprising reserve in calling on the nation to withhold judgment on the killing until the facts are in.

“The question is: Was it an accident, was it intentional? That remains to be determined by a full-blown investigation.”

Rioters disregard Biden’s warning

Rioters seemed to disregard Biden’s warning as a second evening of violence Monday night led to about 40 arrests. Five businesses were burglarized.

The night before, protesters left one officer hospitalized with a head wound after hurling concrete and frozen soda cans at police.

This all comes as the former police officer accused of killing George Floyd, Derek Chauvin, is on trial, leaving Minneapolis on edge.

With many fearing violent reprisal in response to an acquittal, Biden said he hopes locals will tolerate the verdict. “I’m hopeful that there will be a verdict and an outcome that will be supported by a vast majority of people in the region, and that is my expectation and hope,” he said.

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  1. Biden is playing it off. Or he is right for the first time. BLM. Is a very negative group and always playing the race card. The starter of BLM is getting rich and cares about herself only , fools

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  3. I really wonder what these morons are goin to do when the people that live in these towns that blm is having a party in don’t think it is fun any more . Do you think they might want to get cops back on the job.
    Anybody remember Robocop ? When he said stop or I’ll shot and the didn’t stop. He shot them because he was programed to uphold the law . He was such a hero. Man would he have a party at a blm riot.

  4. Brain Dead, LIAR, anti-American, Commie lover, biden is full of Sh*t, because he never condemn or did anything when all the RIOTS, LOOTING, BURNING BUILDINGS, BEATING OF INNOCENT PEOPLE, POLICE WHO WERE INJURED,KILLED, TEARING DOWN OF STATUES IN ALL DEMORAT CITIES LAST YEAR AND THAT THESE EVIL CRIMINAL RIOTERS CONTINUE BY BLM & ANTIFA, WHO ALL SHOULD BE IN JAIL.
    ALL THESE RIOTERS, WHO HATE AMERICA, SHOULD LEAVE AND GO TO OTHER COUNTRIES…LIKE CHINA, RUSSIA, CUBA, VENEZUELA…WE WILL EVEN PAY FOR THEIR ONE WAY AIR FAIRS.

  5. Biden and the administration’s are doing a damn thing to stop all that’s happening. It’s obviously he/they don’t care abt the Americans. Guess Biden and his administrations don’t understand the meaning of peace. It’s sad so many innocent people have to suffer all over again after what happened last spring/summer. Time to Impeach all the Biden’s Administrations include Biden himself.

  6. He is taking the same action as the arsonist that calls the fire dept. AFTER he starts the fire. All of the burning, looting and murder (BLM) aided by ANTIFA that has taken place is a direct by-product of the raging hatred spewed by the democrats. This behavior exploded after the outsider PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP was elected by the American citizens. We elected him because we were damn fed up with the career do nothing politicians whose only interest was in how much power can they grab and how large they could make their unearned wealth. We knew the Country needed a successful problem solver. Th insiders knew they were gong to be exposed. That work is not over.

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