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user-inactivated  ·  3300 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Why I Disagree With The Removal of The Confederate Flag From A Federal Building

Definition of Violent

Knocking someone out is violent. Stabbing someone is violent. Setting off a bomb in a crowded area is horrifically violent. Defacing property is petty and disrespectful, but it is not, by any definition of the word, violent.

dreamclassier  ·  3300 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    violent: using or involving the use of physical force to cause harm or damage to someone or something

via Merriam-Webster Online

Petty violence perhaps, but yes, defacing property is an act of violence.