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Bush presidents wade into Trump furore over Charlottesville

Bush presidents wade into Trump furore over Charlottesville

Media captionDoes Trump react to some hate crimes faster than others? Former Presidents George HW Bush and George W Bush have called on the US to “reject racial bigotry, anti-Semitism and hatred in all forms”. They are the latest Republican figures to weigh in on the backlash to Donald Trump’s latest remarks blaming “both sides” […]

Trump again blames Charlottesville violence on both sides

Trump again blames Charlottesville violence on both sides

Media caption“What about the ‘alt-left’,” Trump asked US President Donald Trump has again blamed both sides for the violent unrest in Charlottesville, Virginia, which left one protester dead and others injured. In a statement on Monday, he had condemned white supremacists. But in New York on Tuesday he also blamed left-wing supporters for charging at […]

Charlottesville violence: Fourth executive exits Trump council

Charlottesville violence: Fourth executive exits Trump council

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Intel chief Brian Krzanich said there should be “no hesitation in condemning hate speech” A fourth executive has quit Donald Trump’s American Manufacturing Council amid criticism of the president’s response to a violent rally. Alliance for American Manufacturing president Scott Paul said on Twitter he was stepping down “because […]

Charlottesville violence: Trump council sees more CEOs resign

Charlottesville violence: Trump council sees more CEOs resign

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Intel chief Brian Krzanich said there should be “no hesitation in condemning hate speech” Two more chief executives have resigned from Donald Trump’s American Manufacturing Council over the president’s response to violence in Charlottesville at the weekend. Intel’s Brian Krzanich and Under Armour head Kevin Plank have followed Merck’s […]

Confederate statue pulled down in North Carolina

A monument to pro-slavery forces is destroyed, in the wake of clashes in Charlottesville. No arrests have been reported in connection with the incident in Durham, North Carolina. It came as the mayors of Baltimore, Maryland, and Lexington, Kentucky, announced plans to remove Confederate monuments in their cities. Confederate statue pulled down in North Carolina

Deadpool 2 stuntwoman Joi SJ Harris mourned

Deadpool 2 stuntwoman Joi SJ Harris mourned

Image copyright Instagram/@sj24_sidewayz Image caption Fans paid tribute to Ms Harris on social media The stuntwoman who died in a motorcycle accident while filming Deadpool 2 has been identified as Joi SJ Harris. Ms Harris, who was reportedly the first licensed female African American road racer in the US, was killed on Monday morning in […]

Web firm fights DoJ on Trump protesters

Web firm fights DoJ on Trump protesters

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Protesters linked arms in the street on Inauguration Day A US service provider is fighting government demands for it to hand over details of millions of activists. The Department of Justice (DoJ) wants all visitors’ IP addresses – some 1.3 million – to a website that helped organise a […]

Trump on Charlottesville: Racism is evil

Trump on Charlottesville: Racism is evil

Media captionTrump: “Racism is evil, and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs” US President Donald Trump has spoken out against racist violence after the killing of a protester in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday. “Racism is evil and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs,” he told […]

Charlottesville: Trump criticised over response to far-right

Charlottesville: Trump criticised over response to far-right

Media captionThe events in Charlottesville were the culmination of months of protests by white supremacists US President Donald Trump is facing criticism from both Republicans and Democrats for his response to violence at a Virginia white supremacist rally. A woman was killed and 19 were injured when a car ploughed into a crowd of counter-protesters […]

Charlottesville: Virginia governor tells white supremacists: ‘Go home’

Charlottesville: Virginia governor tells white supremacists: ‘Go home’

Media captionFootage captured the moment a car rammed into a crowd of counter-protesters in Charlottesville The governor of Virginia, Terry McAuliffe, has said that his only message for the white supremacists who brought chaos to the city of Charlottesville is “Go home”. A woman died and 19 people were injured when a car rammed a […]