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Dr. King’s principles an enduring remedy to rising violence

Our nation’s capital prepared for this election the way Florida prepares for a hurricane.

Election day in the nation’s capital was marked by businesses across the city boarding up their buildings. Having suffered a spate of broken windows during earlier demonstrations, companies feared that dissatisfaction with the poll results might trigger a new round of violence.

Violence did indeed come to Washington, D.C. Of course, many observers attributed the violence to passions on both sides after such a turbulent year, but strong sentiment on matters of politics has been common throughout American history.

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