Charleston shoot­ing “an act of ter­ror­ism”

The Star (St. Lucia) - - INTERNATIONAL - By

Dell Cameron

At a press brief­ing on Thurs­day, Sen­a­tor Bernie San­ders called the shoot­ing in Charleston, South Carolina an act of ter­ror­ism and a “hor­rific re­minder” that racism still ex­ists in the United States.

“What tran­spired in Charleston, South Carolina last night was not just a tragedy, it was an act of terror,” San­ders said in a state­ment.

“The Charleston church killings are a tragic re­minder of the ugly stain of racism that still haunts and taints our na­tion,” he con­tin­ued. “This sense­less vi­o­lence fills me, and I be­lieve all Amer­i­cans, with out­rage, dis­gust, and with a deep, deep sad­ness.”

“The hate­ful killing of nine peo­ple who were pray­ing in­side a church is a hor­rific re­minder that while we have made in this coun­try sig­nif­i­cant progress in ad­vanc­ing civil rights, we are very far from erad­i­cat­ing racism,” San­ders added.

San­ders, a 2016 pres­i­den­tial can­di­date, re­port­edly post­poned a planned trip to Charleston on Sun­day.

“The Emanuel African Methodist Epis­co­pal Church is one that has been at­tacked, burned, and re­built through­out its 200 year history. While their com­mu­nity mourns now, they will re­build, and they will emerge stronger than be­fore,” San­ders said.

Po­lice ar­rested 21-year-old Dy­lann

The face of an­guish af­ter a shooter kills nine at a his­toric black

church in a do­mes­tic ter­ror­ist at­tack.

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