Brutal fighting is taking place in Syria, South Sudan, Somalia and the Central African Republic to try and solve their issues.

We have presidential rage over citizens taking a knee to publicize an issue that has been going on much too long. God bless peaceful protest and let's step back here and cool down.

We support peaceful protest and it simply doesn't matter what the polls say or why President Trump decided to make this worse than a hurricane in Puerto Rico.

This is freedom of expression and it is nonviolent -- and the rest of the world admires it. No amount of exaggeration changes the beauty of nonviolent protest.

Thank God it is a quiet gesture raising the issue and thank God John McCain supports their right to nonviolent protest.

Darrel Collins, La Crescent