Voice opinions at ballot box, not in violence

I disagree with Ms Addini Jalani's views ("Protests a pushback against hostility from leaders"; Nov 15).

Protesters against the election of Mr Donald Trump were violent and destructive ("Teach youth to accept defeat graciously" by Mr Bradley Christopher Boon; Nov 11).

There were numerous reports of rioting and damage to property amounting to hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Mr Trump, in his acceptance speech, has extended an olive branch to all American people. He has also urged them to work together for the good of the country.

Most of the protesters were reportedly college students, the majority of whom did not vote.

The young protesters should have voiced their opinions in the proper way, at the ballot box, instead of now throwing tantrums in public.

The protesters should accept the rules of democracy and move on with their lives.

Lim Sou Phaik (Ms)

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 18, 2016, with the headline 'Voice opinions at ballot box, not in violence'. Print Edition | Subscribe