Barack Obama releases statement on ongoing nationwide protests and how to ‘bring about real change’

“If, going forward, we can channel our justifiable anger into peaceful, sustained, and effective action, then this moment can be a real turning point in our nation’s long journey to live up to our highest ideals.”

Boston, MA - 5/31/20 - A woman holds up a photograph of George Floyd as she takes part in a rally held to protest the death of George Floyd who was killed by a police officer. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff)
A woman holds up a photograph of George Floyd as she takes part in a Boston rally to protest his death in police custody last week. –Jessica Rinaldi / The Boston Globe

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