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'Your lives matter': Obama offers words of hope in contrast to Trump's division

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

Former president's optimistic remarks come as Trump threatens to crack down on George Floyd protests George Floyd killing - latest US updates See all our George Floyd coverage Barack Obama has told young people of colour “your lives matter” in public remarks that supporters welcomed as an antidote to Donald Trump's racially-charged and divisive threats to crack down on civil dissent. America's first black president on Tuesday expressed faith in young people in the US and said he remains “optimistic” about the future despite the police killing of George Floyd and mounting crises that...
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'There is something different here': Obama optimistic about George Floyd protests getting results compared to unrest in the 1960s

'There is something different here': Obama optimistic about George Floyd protests getting results compared to unrest in the 1960s

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Former President Barack Obama spoke for the first time on camera Wednesday about the death of George Floyd and subsequent protests.
Obama tried to encourage protesters, saying that their efforts are not in vain, and juxtaposing the George Floyd protests with the unrest that unfolded nationwide the late 1960s.
"This reminds people of the '60s, and the chaos, and the discord and distrust throughout the country," Obama said. "I have to tell you - although I was very young when you had riots and protests and assassinations and discord back in the '60s - I know enough about that history to say...
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