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USA: Obama honours Charleston shooting victims

United States, Charleston
June 26, 2015 at 02:32 GMT +00:00 · Published

US President Barack Obama attended the Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, Friday, to honour the nine killed in the racially motivated mass shooting on Wednesday 17 June.

On the confederate flag controversy, Obama stated that "Removing the flag from this state's capital would not be an act of political correctness", adding that "It would simply be an acknowledgement that the cause for which they fought, the cause of slavery was wrong."

State Senator and Reverend Clementa Pinckney was among the nine people killed after a white man entered a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina on Wednesday 17 June and opened fire during a Bible study class.

The Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME) is part of the first independent black denomination in the United States and is famous, along with one of its founders, Denmark Vesey, for its role in a planned slave uprising scheduled to begin on June 16, 1822.

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US President Barack Obama attended the Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, Friday, to honour the nine killed in the racially motivated mass shooting on Wednesday 17 June.

On the confederate flag controversy, Obama stated that "Removing the flag from this state's capital would not be an act of political correctness", adding that "It would simply be an acknowledgement that the cause for which they fought, the cause of slavery was wrong."

State Senator and Reverend Clementa Pinckney was among the nine people killed after a white man entered a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina on Wednesday 17 June and opened fire during a Bible study class.

The Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME) is part of the first independent black denomination in the United States and is famous, along with one of its founders, Denmark Vesey, for its role in a planned slave uprising scheduled to begin on June 16, 1822.

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