Rev. Al Sharpton claims that Rodney King, who was found dead in his swimming pool Sunday morning, was a symbol of civil rights.

A few Twitter users echoed Sharpton:

https://twitter.com/Cocibear/status/214499021950164993

https://twitter.com/Cocibear/status/214499021950164993

Some even went so far as to compare him to Martin Luther King Jr and Rosa Parks:

Many others, however, disagreed:

https://twitter.com/JimmyFenimore/status/214473236870729728

https://twitter.com/JYung_YDLC/status/214379417772892162

https://twitter.com/beeaboutmoney/status/214502569513467905

https://twitter.com/travdeenie/status/214459710861094913