“The State asks that we only resist in ways it finds convenient and easy to contain, promising repression of those who act outside the parameters it sets. This is a threat — a violent threat with which the State hopes to terrorize us into submission. Therefore, there exists no ‘peaceful’ option. Some among us may choose to resist State violence using pacifist tactics, while others use whatever methods they deem necessary and appropriate. But, no matter how we respond to it, violence is already present at the protests through no fault of our own.”

–Bea Bridges

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