America has honored the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. but isolated violence occurred

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America has honored the (gunned down in Memphis, Tenn., in 1968) . The American President Biden declared the nation at “a time for choosing” in a Monday speech marking the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. “Will we choose democracy over autocracy, or community over chaos? Love over hate?” Biden asked. The day’s signature event was, for the 14th year, held at Girard College in North Philadelphia, where King in 1965 joined NAACP leader Cecil B. Moore and spoke to a massive crowd protesting for the school to be desegregated. The theme this year was gun-violence prevention.

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King’s youngest daughter, Rev. Bernice King, who leads the King Center in Atlanta, participated at the commemorative service at Ebenezer Baptist Church, where her father once preached. She self declared disappointed” to hear her father’s words about justice quoted so extensively alongside “so little progress” addressing society’s gravest problems. Violence occurred in America even in a such day. At least eight people, all adults, were injured, one critically, during a mass shooting at MLK Jr. Day event at a Florida park in the city of FortPierce where more than a thousand people had gathered Monday evening. Four others, including a child, also suffered injuries as people fled from the gunshots, officials said.