The attack of a barricaded sniper who killed five policemen at the end of a protest against police violence in Dallas calls for citizens to require a ceasefire from all the warring parties.
Yes, like in civil wars.
Because in the short span of a week, a heated atmosphere of hostility and violence, intolerance, and resentment, has been generated.
An environment that includes, on one side, the deaths of young black men at the hands of police, unjustified, that are still under federal investigation; and on the other, the murder, the execution of five law enforcement servers at the hands of a sniper who allegedly clamored for revenge.
It is an environment that should disappear, just like it came.
Apparently there is a confrontation between the African-American community and the police. It is an absurd dichotomy. Giving credit to this version will stoke the fire and encourage more acts of blood revenge.
We must not permit this descent into hell.
You can protest the deaths of African-Americans by armed agents driven by fear and institutional racism.
And at the same time, also protest the cowardly murder of police guarding the protesters in Dallas, as well as the population and property.
We protest and we condemn both.
The Latino community has a supreme interest in maintaining the common sense and solidarity of the population. It is the same interest as other people.
The greatest danger is that the level of diatribe and incited hatred in this election campaign fuels the fire of violence. It’s time to stop, talk, and return to the path of sanity.
Otherwise, these scenes will be repeated.