After a video of the police shooting went viral, King—a prominent Black Lives Matter figurehead—said he supports the rioting while calling for the dismantling of the police.
“Nah. I’m not going to call for peace. We’ve tried peace. For years. Y’all don’t understand that language,” King tweeted.
“We are calling for a complete dismantling of American policing. It’s NOT broken. It was built to work this way. And mayhem is the consequence. You earned it.”
King has been contacted for further comment.