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Obama Tweets Mandela Quotes After Charlottesville Clashes
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Obama Tweets Mandela Quotes After Charlottesville Clashes

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By Caroline Linton, CBS News – Former President Obama tweeted quotes from Nelson Mandela after violent clashes Saturday in what is believed to be the largest white nationalist rally in a decade left three people dead, including a pedestrian killed when a car plowed into a group of counter-protesters.

“No one is born hating another person because of the color 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… …For love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite,” Mr. Obama sent in a series of three tweets.


https://twitter.com/BarackObama/status/896523357272911872

The violence began Saturday when alt-right activists and white supremacists planned to protest the city’s decision to remove a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee from the city’s Emancipation Park, but police broke up the demonstration before it began. Images of white nationalists carrying torches electrified social media on Friday night.

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