Obama: “keep protests peaceful” after Ferguson decision

Ahead of the Ferguson grand jury decision, President Obama urged people to “keep protests peaceful” in an interview with ABC News.

“This is a country that allows everybody to express their views, allows them to peacefully assemble, to protest actions that they think are unjust,” Obama said in a sit-down with George Stephanopoulos. “But using any event as an excuse for violence is contrary to rule of law and contrary to who we are,”

Watch his statement below.

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