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Hillary Clinton expresses concern over ‘divisive rhetoric’ during campaign

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Washington: Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton on Saturday expressed grave concern over divisive campaign rhetoric by her rivals and called for collectively addressing the anger of the people.

“The divisive rhetoric we are seeing should be of grave concern to us all. We all have our differences, and we know many people across the country feel angry. We need to address that anger together,” Clinton, 68, said after her Republican rival Donald Trump’s poll rally in Chicago had to be cancelled due to protests.

“All of us, no matter what party we belong to or what views we hold, should not only say loudly and clearly that violence has no place in our politics, we should use our words and deeds to bring Americans together.

“Last year in Charleston, South Carolina an evil man walked into a church and murdered nine people. The families of those victims came together and melted hearts in the statehouse and the confederate flag came down. That should be the model we strive for to overcome painful divisions in our country,” Clinton added.

On Friday, Trump cancelled his campaign rally in Chicago citing security concerns after hundreds of people gathered at the arena to protest against his rally and scuffled with his supporters.

PTI

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