Sunday, July 10, 2016

President Obama Defends Black Lives Matter. U.S. 'Not As Divided As Some Have Suggested'

CBS: Obama defends Black Lives Matter movement as protests heat up

During a visit to Spain early Sunday morning, President Obama defended the Black Lives Matter movement and the right of activists to demonstrate in cities across the United States, following a long night of ongoing protests over the highly public deaths last week of two black men at the hands of police.

"One of the great things about America is that individual citizens and groups of citizens can petition their government, can protest, can speak truth to power," Mr. Obama told reporters in Madrid. "And that is sometimes messy and controversial but because of that ability to protest and engage in free speech, America over time has gotten better. We've all benefited from that."

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WNU Editor: President Obama's remarks in Spain today follow what he said yesterday .... Obama: Suggestions of Enormous Polarization In U.S. 'Just Not True' (ABC News). As to what is my take .... American has always been divided .... along racial/economic/cultural/and political lines .... but the growing trend of protests and the violence it ensues has not been seen for a long time, and where it is going is very disturbing.

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