John Oliver rebukes Biden over his call for ‘peaceful protest’

Late-night comedian John Oliver criticized President Joe Biden on Sunday for his call for peaceful protesting as opposed to violence in response to recent fatal police-involved shootings of minorities.

The host of HBO’s Last Week Tonight was responding to the deaths of Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old black man, and Adam Toledo, a 13-year-old Mexican American, which he said fell into a “depressingly familiar cycle.”

Biden was “insisting on peaceful protest, which is so often just another way to prioritize over righteous dissent and to protect property over human lives — and those calls were especially galling given law enforcement’s anything-but-peaceful
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