Trudeau condemns ‘racist violence and hate’ in Charlottesville

Greg Nash

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took to Twitter on Sunday to condemn the racially charged violence that engulfed Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday — and to offer Canada’s support.

“We know Canada isn’t immune to racist violence & hate. We condemn it in all its forms & send support to the victims in Charlottesville,” Trudeau said in a tweet. 

The Canadian leader’s comments come after one person died and dozens were injured as a result of violence sparked by white supremacist groups. 

{mosads}President Trump condemned the violence on Saturday, but has taken criticism from both sides for failing to name white supremacists or racism as the catalyst. Trump said “many sides” were responsible for the violence. 

The White House issued a statement on Sunday clarifying the president’s previous statement, saying “condemns all forms of violence, bigotry and hatred.”


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