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or perhaps this... music. right, welcome back to bbc news. it is 6:50pm. let's go back to the united states and hear more from donald trump, a much fuller version of that statement he's made on the violence in charlottesville, under heavy political pressure from democrats and republicans alike. he's condemned white supremacists, saying racism is evil, and naming the kkk and neo—nazis. he paid tribute to the woman who was killed when a car rammed the crowds, and to two washington state troopers killed when their helicopter monitoring the protest crashed. this is the statement from president romp in washington this evening. based on the events that took place in the weekend in charlottesville,
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virginia, i would like to provide the nation with an update on the ongoing federal response to the horrific attack and violence that was witnessed by everyone. ijust met was witnessed by everyone. i just met with was witnessed by everyone. ijust met with fbi director christopher ray and eternal general jeff sessions. the department of justice has opened a civil rights investigation into the deadly car attack that killed one innocent american and wounded 20 others. to anyone who acted criminally in this weekend's racist violence, you will be held fully accountable. justice will be delivered. as i said on saturday, we condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence. it has no place in america, and as i have said many
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times before, no matter the colour of ourskin, we times before, no matter the colour of our skin, we all live under the same laws. we all salute the same great flag and we are all made by the same almighty god. we must love each other, show affection for each other and unite together in condemnation of hatred, bigotry and violence. we must rediscover the bonds of love and loyalty that bring us together as americans. racism is evil, and those who cause violence in its neymar criminals and thugs, including the kkk, neo—nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as americans. we area as americans. we are a nation founded on the truth that all of us are created equal. we
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are equal in the eyes of our creator, we are equal under the law, and we are equal under our constitution. those who spread violence in the name of bigotry strike at the very core of america. two days ago a young american woman, heather heyer, was tragically killed. her death fills us with grief and we send her family our thoughts, our prayers and oui’ family our thoughts, our prayers and our love. we also mourn the two virginia state troopers who died in service to their community, their commonwealth and their country. troopers jay cullen and berke bates exemplify the very best of america, and our hearts go out to their families, theirfriends and our hearts go out to their families, their friends and and our hearts go out to their families, theirfriends and every member of american law enforcement. these three fallen americans embody the goodness and decency of our nation. in times such as these,
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america has always shown its true character, responding to hate with love, division with unity and violence with an unwavering resolve forjustice. asa forjustice. as a candidate, i promised to restore law and order to our country, and our federal law enforcement agencies are following through on that pledge. we will spare no through on that pledge. we will spa re no resource through on that pledge. we will spare no resource infighting, so that every american child can grow up that every american child can grow up free from violence and fear. we will defend and protect the sacred rights of all americans and we will work together, so that every citizen in this blessed land is free to follow their dreams in their hearts, and to express the love and joy in their souls. thank you, god bless you, and god bless america. thank you very much. president tromp
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with that statement on the violence in cha rlottesville. with that statement on the violence in charlottesville. much more reaction to that coming up on the bbc news channel but now let's join matt taylor for the latest weather forecast. thank you very much and good evening. pretty damning of our weather when it only took 25 degrees today to make it the warmest day of the month so far. and whilst we may see temperatures close to that when the sun is out through the rest of this week, overall it will remain fairly krul, especially in cloudy moments. showers for the rest of the week rather than prolonged spells of rain. 0ut there today it has not been a pleasant one in western areas. you can see grey and wet in the west coast of wales. that rain has been heavy here, turning heavier now in cornwall. pretty wet to the east of northern ireland but easing off and spreading its way to dumfries & galloway. the rain slowly pushing northwards and eastwards, just liked apache through the midlands at the moment. some rumbles
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of thunder cannot be ruled out. and later on, channel islands into the selfies, one or two thunderstorms rumbling through. but for many, it becomes drier and clearer through the night and not to chilly, 12—15d into the morning. at least we start with a lot more sunshine in wales and south—west england. 0ne sunshine in wales and south—west england. one or two showers. the channel islands, overnight rain will have cleared. if you are up early enough maybe some heavy bursts of rain in kent but i think by eight o'clock most of that should be gone. the rest of england should be dry. 0ne the rest of england should be dry. one or two isolated showers on the same across much of scotland and northern ireland will stop showers will become a bit more abundant. persistent rain in shetland gradually clears off. tomorrow it is a story, a familiar story of sunshine and showers. grated chance of seeing the scotland in scotland, northern ireland and northern england. many will miss a shower in southern england and if you do it will only be a small one. it could
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get close to 25 in the south—east, mid—to teams further west. into wednesday, low pressure starts to come into play in the west. it kicks up a ridge of high pressure keeping things dry and fine for wednesday. in the west, if you have any plans, make it early in the day because the morning sunshine quickly gives way, outbreaks of rain from brea kfast gives way, outbreaks of rain from breakfast onwards in northern ireland. and by afternoon that gets to western scotland and some of western england. the east drier with increasingly hazy sunshine. are some of the wettest weather coming by night. close off into thursday, back to sunshine and showers. light winds, the showers could be slow—moving and boundary but outside of those, pleasant enough in the sunshine. by bye for now. this is bbc news. the headlines at seven... president trump condemns the far—right groups involved in violent protests in virginia
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