Destruction swings at the system, but the punch lands on peaceful protests

A debate roils between supporters of the protests against racism and police brutality about whether or not vandalism and looting are morally defensible or strategically advisable. 

Almost three-quarters of Americans (73%) support the peaceful protests, while 79% feel that “property damage ultimately undermines the cause of the demonstrators.”

Some protests were marred by incidents of destruction in the wake of peaceful marches, but those have pretty much ceased. Still, conservatives are touting “riot porn” — re-using old images of looting over and over, which makes it appear to their audiences that the protests are unpeaceful.

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