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Obama Orders to Lower US Flag in Memory of Dallas Shooting Victims

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The American flag should be flown at half-staff until sunset on July 12 to honor the victims of the deadly shooting in Dallas, Texas, US President Barack Obama said in a proclamation on Friday.

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Five Dallas police officers were shot and killed at a protest in the city that took place following the death of two black men who were killed by police in separate incidents in Louisiana and Minnesota. Police killed Johnson after the attack by exploding a bomb in the location where he was cornered.

"I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds," Obama stated.

Crime scene investigators survey the area after a shooting in downtown Dallas, Friday, July 8, 2016. - Sputnik International
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US President Barack Obama said earlier in the day the deadly attack on police had been calculated, and pledged all those involved in the shooting would be held accountable.

Obama said the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) was in touch with the Dallas police over the attack.

Earlier in the day, Dallas Police Chief David Brown said the suspect in the deadly police attack been killed by a bomb planted by the law enforcement after negotiations had broken down.

 

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