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Biden on 4th anniversary of Charlottesville march: Still work to be done

US President Joe Biden speaks from the East Room of the White House, on Thursday, August 12, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
US President Joe Biden speaks from the East Room of the White House, on Thursday, August 12, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

In a statement marking the fourth anniversary of the deadly white supremacist march in Charlottesville, Virginia, US President Joe Biden says there is still work to be done in confronting hate and bigotry in America.

“Four years ago today in Charlottesville, Virginia the battle for the soul of America was laid bare for all to see,” says Biden.

“The forces of hate and violence were summoned from the shadows as neo-Nazis, Klansmen, and white supremacists descended on a historic American city. With torches in their hands and veins bulging from their necks, they spewed the same antisemitic bile that was heard in Germany in the 1930s and with the same beatings and bigotry we saw in Jim Crow America for nearly a century.”

Biden adds that “we know there is more work we must do as a nation — as we saw with the mob of insurrectionists at the United States Capitol on January 6th, that joins the horror we saw in Charlottesville as shameful chapters in our history.”

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