DNC on Violence Against Protestors

DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement after two protestors were shot and killed in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and one was injured in Pennsylvania:

“Our nation is hurting. We need leadership that will heal our wounds, not continue to pour salt on them. Peaceful protest against police violence should not be met with more violence. And yet, that’s exactly what the president called for after the death of George Floyd. Now we’re seeing the fatal results of his words once more. The right to protest prejudice is an American principle. Attacking protestors is not. Our hearts go out to the families of those we lost in Kenosha and those injured in Pennsylvania. And we continue to pray for the recovery of Jacob Blake. Our nation will not heal through fear, division, and violence. We will heal through justice, unity, and action.”