Obama Reacted to Charlottesville Violence With Nelson Mandela Quotes

Remigio Civitarese
Agosto 13, 2017

Current and past state and national leaders have spoken out against the deadly demonstration in varying ways, some of them taking a stronger stance against the elements of racism involved in Saturday's "Unite the Right" rally that brought together neo-Nazis, white nationalists, "alt-right" activists and counterprotesters.

White nationalists were protesting the city's decision to take down a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee at a city park when they clashed with counter-protestors.

Barack Obama responded to news of the violence, by posting a series of tweets referencing Nelson Mandela.

Obama shares Mandela quote after deadly white supremacist rally
Obama Tweets Mandela: 'No One Born Hating'

20 year old James Alex Fields Jr. was arrested after driving a vehicle into a group of counter-protesters, which caused the death of a 32 year old woman, and left dozens injured.

"'No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin or his background or his religion".

"People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love..." Two police officers were killed when their helicopter, which was monitoring events, crashed. "For love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite".

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