Following the incidents this morning in Dallas, division and argument on social media has been rife.
A suspect has been named by American media, and this has added to tension.
In a statement to the press, Dallas Police Chief David Brown said of the suspect, whom he did not name:
The suspect said he was upset about Black Lives Matter.
He said he was upset about the recent police shootings. The suspect said he was upset at white people.
The suspect stated he wanted to kill white people, especially white officers.
As a result of this announcement, alongside the ongoing protests over the recent fatal police shootings of two black men this week, Philando Castile and Alton Sterling, Twitter has become a rather unpleasant place to be right now. More so than usual.
One tweet, however, is drawing particular attention for making an observant point amid all the hatred.
The point is clear. It's possible to oppose all forms of violence - standing against one incident doesn't mean standing with another.
Lines in the sand do not have to be drawn in reaction to such horrible events. The common goal should be the preservation of life.
People may disagree on the methods by which to achieve this, but those disagreements should not be barbed with hatred.