Giving Compass' Take:

• This article from Mashable highlights a new report showing that a majority of the many protests this summer were peaceful. 

• What role can you play in supporting peaceful protests? How can donors help the causes being supported? How will policymakers try to change police tactics to be less violent?

• Here's an article on police tactics during the protests. 

Researchers at the US Crisis Monitor analyzed over 10,600 nationwide protests between May 24 (the day before George Floyd was killed by police) and Aug. 22, and found that nearly 95 percent were peaceful. Of the protests linked with Black Lives Matter, over 93 percent were non-violent. Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED) and the Bridging Divides Initiative (BDI) at Princeton University launched US Crisis Monitor in order to gather data on "political violence and demonstrations in the United States."

Still, the report warns that "the United States is in crisis. It faces a multitude of concurrent, overlapping risks — from police abuse and racial injustice, to pandemic-related unrest and beyond — all exacerbated by increasing polarization."

While protests began in late May as a response to Floyd's death, the report explains that "the protest movement has also organized around other victims of police violence and racism across the country."

Indeed, more than 7,750 protests were related to the Black Lives Matter movement, and these protests took place in over 2,440 locations in all states and Washington D.C.

Though most protests analyzed by the report were peaceful, when authorities were present, they use force "more often than not." And authorities more frequently used force during Black Lives Matter-associated protests. "Over 5% of all events linked to the BLM movement have been met with force by authorities, compared to under 1% of all other demonstrations," the report explains.

Read the full article about peaceful protests by Siobhan Neela-Stock at Mashable.