'An Unnecessary Evil': Dr. Alveda King Condemns Ferguson Riots
A new opinion piece in Time Magazine titled "In Defense of Rioting" says that the violent protests in Ferguson, Missouri, are a part of the American experience and that rioting is "a necessary part of society."
Dr. Alveda King, niece of Martin Luther King, Jr., disagreed this morning on "Fox and Friends Weekend" and condemned rioting and violent protests.
"I believe rioting is actually an unnecessary evil," King said.
"During my lifetime and during the times that I marched or went to jail, or my father, A.D. King, or my uncle, Martin, we were asking people not to riot, but to use our words and use peaceful protest."
She explained that a children's march in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1963 was powerful not because of rioting, but because of the thousands of children peacefully marching.
"We were trained not to be violent and not to riot."
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