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Virginia victim mother decline to meet President Donald Trump

by on August 19, 2017
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New Delhi: The mother of a 32-year-old woman who was killed in the racist Virginia attack said she will not meet and speak with President Donald Trump. She claimed that despite getting the number of calls from the White House she did not attend one call.

Her daughter Heather Heyer was killed in Charlottesville, Virginia attack last week in clashes between far-right and counter-protesters. A driver rammed his car into people demonstrating along a crowded, narrow street near the University of Virginia.

That rally was organised in protest at the removal of a statue of Robert E Lee, a general who fought for the pro-slavery Confederacy during the Civil War in US. Trump, a few days ago, had said that he will speak to the Bro. “I’m not going to talking to the president now. I’m sorry, after what he had said about my child.

At least 19 others were injured in the communal violence. US President Trump had blamed “both sides” for the violence, sparking a public outrage across the country.

“You won’t wash this one away by shaking my hand and saying ‘I’m sorry. I don’t forgive you for that,” Brother of the deceased said in an interview with MSNBC adding that she had a mission to make things fair and equitable for everyone, and I am going to continue that mission. And anything he can do to further that mission, I’m going to be behind him. Trump is trying to bring back racism and white supremacy.

(with PTI input)

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