# Amid Chauvin Trial and More Police Killings, Calls for ‘Peaceful’ Protests Sound Obnoxious ![rw-book-cover](https://readwise-assets.s3.amazonaws.com/static/images/article3.5c705a01b476.png) ## Metadata - Author: [[wagingnonviolence.org]] - Full Title: Amid Chauvin Trial and More Police Killings, Calls for ‘Peaceful’ Protests Sound Obnoxious - Category: #articles - URL: https://wagingnonviolence.org/2021/04/chauvin-trial-police-killings-peaceful-protests-obnoxious-king/ ## Highlights - King called for a nonviolent revolt against the kind of negative peace that prioritizes calm and tranquility over justice and human dignity, laying out a vision of a “positive peace” grounded in respect for the basic rights, freedoms and dignity of all people. ([View Highlight](https://instapaper.com/read/1405262615/16150198)) - King called the newspaper’s idea of peace “an obnoxious peace.” He said, “It is the type of peace that stinks in the nostrils of the almighty God” and went on to say: “If peace means accepting second class citizenship, I don’t want it.” “If peace means keeping my mouth shut in the midst of injustice and evil, I don’t want it.” “If peace means being complacently adjusted to a deadening status quo, I don’t want peace.” “If peace means a willingness to be exploited economically, dominated politically, humiliated and segregated, I don’t want peace.” ([View Highlight](https://instapaper.com/read/1405262615/16150223))