Protesting Prejudice, Pursuing Peace

“You’ll like this one,” she said as she thrust the sign in my hands and ran off into the crowd leaving me in a dilemma. I attended this peaceful anti-racism protest organized by friends of my 17 and 21-year-old children to keep a watchful eye for any trouble, to support those involved whom I love, and to learn. Well, it was a peaceful protest until it got a little hairy for a bit when a couple women attempted to take over the protest while hurling a high decibel disrespectful tirade of questions and demands at the law enforcement officers standing in front of the state police barracks where the march ended. “Once the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace,” the quote on the sign I held read.

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