(WOIO) - Video of a Baltimore mother who catches her son in the thick of the riots has gone viral.
She pulls him away from the crowd and wastes no time disciplining him. You can see her striking him repeatedly as the camera catches every moment.
While some have praised the woman for her actions, Cleveland activists Telia Badu and Reginald Smith share some different thoughts.
"I feel like that was the wrong reaction to have as a parent," said Smith.
"If he's out there acting violently -- and I don't know if he was -- but where does it stem from? Home. You're acting violently," said Badu.
Smith and Badu are members of the Cleveland Renaissance Movement, an organization that seeks to achieve justice and protect human rights.
The couple has participated in protests in Cleveland including a "March for a Brighter Tomorrow," where several hundred people marched against police brutality and other injustices.
Smith and Badu are also raising a 3-year-old daughter named Justice. Although she's too young to participate now, they believe they will allow her to take part in demonstrations when she's old enough to understand.
"I would only hope that she follows in my footsteps," said Badu.