Kamala Harris: BLM Protests 'Essential' for Change in US
Vice Presidential nominee calls protests 'significant agent for change'
"Nothing that we have achieved that has been about progress, in particular around civil rights, has come without a fight, and so I always am going to interpret these protests as an essential component of evolution in our country -- as an essential component or mark of a real democracy," Harris said during the NAACP's national convention.
The Vice Presidential nominee said BLM protests were "necessary" as "the people's voices must be heard, and it is often the people who must speak to get their government to do what it is supposed to do, but may not do naturally unless the people speak loudly -- and obviously peacefully."
Harris praised Black Lives Matter for their "brilliance" despite causing nationwide unrest and violence since the death of George Floyd.
"I actually believe that 'Black Lives Matter' has been the most significant agent for change within the criminal justice system," she said.
Harris' remarks came following the protests surrounding the deaths of Black Americans like Breonna Taylor.
But the so-called "peaceful" protests saw buildings vandalized and burned in Louisville, Ky., after one of the officers were indicted following Taylor's death.
Demonstrations saw deaths and injuries, which included demonstrators, journalists, and police officers.
Two officers were shot in Louisville, Kentucky.
Biden and other Democrats were criticized for not doing enough to denounce violent demonstrations.
Last month, Harris warned that Black Lives Matter is "not going to stop" before declaring: "Nor should they."
Speaking during an interview with far-left TV host Stephen Colbert, Harris praised the “intensity and brilliance” of the Black Lives Matter movement.
The California Democrat issued a chilling warning to America as the nation reels from continued radical-left violence and destruction.
"They are not going to stop, they are not going to stop, and nor should they," the senator told Colbert before warning they will continue to Election Day in November — and beyond.