Politics Obama shares Mandela quote after deadly white supremacist rally

04:20  13 august  2017
04:20  13 august  2017 Source:   thehill.com

Hundreds protest in Oakland over deadly Virginia rally

  Hundreds protest in Oakland over deadly Virginia rally Hundreds of protesters are marching in Oakland, California to decry racism in the wake of deadly violence that erupted at a white nationalist demonstration in Virginia. Protesters gathered Saturday night to hear speakers and then marched peacefully downtown, chanting and waving signs and banners.Although a few cars were held up by the march, police say the demonstration is peaceful and there have been no arrests.The hastily arranged gathering is in response to events earlier Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Former President Obama tweeted a Nelson Mandela quote condemning racism just hours after a white supremacist rally in Virginia turned deadly . "No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion "

(The Hill) — Former President Obama tweeted a Nelson Mandela quote condemning racism just hours after a white supremacist rally in Virginia turned deadly . “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion…”

Obama shares Mandela quote after deadly white supremacist rally © Provided by The Hill Obama shares Mandela quote after deadly white supremacist rally Former President Obama tweeted a Nelson Mandela quote condemning racism hours after a white supremacist rally in Virginia turned deadly.

"No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion..." Obama tweeted, featuring a photo of him talking to small children of different ethnicities through a window.

The quote comes from Mandela's 1994 inaugural address, when he became the first black president of South Africa.

Obama's message comes hours after a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va. turned violent. A car plowed into a crowd of anti-fascism protestors, killing one person and leaving more than a dozen others injured.

Two Virginia State police officers were also killed when their helicopter crashed, which authorities linked to the rally.

President Trump condemned the violence at the rally but refused to single out white supremacists in his comments, drawing fire from GOP senators who demanded he call the event an attack of terror.


Gingrich: Trump must stop 'stepping on himself' .
Former Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) is warning President Trump to "quit stepping on himself," raising concerns about how Trump's remarks about violence at the Charlottesville, Va., white supremacist rally overshadowed his discussion of infrastructure."The last thing he's got to do, and I'm being very candid here, is he's got to quit stepping on himself. He had a very good infrastructure press conference the other day, and the n he stepped on it, blew it, guaranteed that it wouldn't get covered," Gingrich said on "Fox & Friends" Monday morning.

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