Donald Trump's main story line is that the protests should be shut down by whatever means necessary. However, he refuses to address the actions of police brutality that have caused the protests. Even for many on the moderate left, much of the talk has been around rioting and looting, while the continuation of police brutality against peaceful protesters and reporters is mostly ignored.
Keep up to date on the latest updates from the New York Times. I was dumbfounded when I saw Trump clear out peaceful protesters to walk to a nearby church for a photo-op. This moment is truly surreal and will likely leave a lasting mark on American history. Make sure to stay current with all the recent developments.
Stacey Abrams, a vice president candidate, details why it is important to both vote and protest. She is less uplifting than Obama in his recent Medium post, but her tone is closer to the country's: deeply empathetic of our possible despair and sorrow. It's not that voting feels inadequate, but that everything does. And yet, we still must vote.