Opinion: Strickland faced a no-win situation when police met protesters outside City Hall

The mayor had to act; the question was when and how.

By , Guest Columnist Updated: July 06, 2020 10:09 AM CT | Published: July 06, 2020 9:58 AM CT
Robert Lee Long
Guest Columnist

Robert Lee Long

Robert Lee Long is a retired newspaper editor and a contributing columnist for The Daily Memphian. He is also a historian and theologian and formerly served as a radio correspondent for Mississippi Public Broadcasting.

Mayor Jim Strickland has been in a no-win situation with the City Hall occupation, especially being a white mayor in a predominantly African American city. And while the ending of the protest was not ideal, history shows it could have been a lot worse.


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