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Velshi: Violent protests vs. Protests with violence

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There is a distinction between violent protests; and protests with violence. Critics will wonder, why is there widespread revulsion at the violence at the Capitol, when my colleagues and I have spent months saying violence can be a necessary part of protest? For starters, the Capitol is not a liquor store. Violence must always be understood in context. Violence that means to spread democracy, end injustice and encourage fairness in the application of the rule of law has nothing in common with the wanton, anti-democratic riots of January 6th, fueled by Donald Trump and Qanon conspiracy theories of an election that was stolen.