Peaceful civil rights protests vs. deadly Capitol attack: Which path will we choose?

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Peaceful civil rights protests vs. deadly Capitol attack: Which path will we choose?

After weeks of enduring concrete jersey walls, barbed wire fences surrounding federal buildings, and large swaths of streets cordoned off to traffi

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After weeks of enduring concrete jersey walls, barbed wire fences surrounding federal buildings, and large swaths of streets cordoned off to traffic in my adopted hometown of Washington, D.C., the city now seems eerily empty. 

The U.S. capital had to plead for help from the National Guard to defend itself against the deadly Jan. 6 attack by white nationalists and other racist, extremist groups invited here by former President Donald Trump and his ardent defenders. Two-thirds of the 21,000 armed National Guardsmen who enabled us to survive the worst attack on the Capitol since the War of 1812 are returning home, though some have come in contact with the raging pandemic and must be quarantined here for a few more weeks.  

The national holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr., the apostle of nonviolence, came a couple of days before President Joe Biden’s inauguration. Normally this day is observed in Washington and elsewhere with ceremonies, parades and acts of selfless service such as volunteering at soup kitchens, visiting with isolated aging citizens in nursing homes, and cleaning trash from overgrown empty lots.



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