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Rev. Sharpton Speaks to Collective Pain After George Floyd’s Killing & Riots Break out Around the Nation

May 29

(New York, NY) — In an interview on Morning Joe, on the subject of the riots that have broken out in Minneapolis and across the country, Reverend Sharpton speaks about the community’s escalating anger, and how it should be seen as an expression of collective pain. Quoting Martin Luther King Jr. he says, “Riots are the language of the unheard”.

In the interview, Reverend Sharpton also stresses that it should be remembered that the first violent act was committed by the Minneapolis police officers when they pinned George Floyd’s neck with their knee for 9 minutes. “We understand the anger. However the anger should not be exploited in the wrong way.”

Watch the interview in the clip below.