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    The civil rights group National Action Network said that Bernie Sanders met with civil rights leader Reverend Al Sharpton in New York City.

    Bernie Sanders Meets With Al Sharpton in New York

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    The civil rights group National Action Network said that Bernie Sanders met with civil rights leader Reverend Al Sharpton in New York City.

    NEW YORK (Sputnik) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders met with civil rights leader Reverend Al Sharpton in New York City the day after winning the New Hampshire primary election, the civil rights group National Action Network (NAN) said in a statement on Wednesday.

    "Rev. Sharpton [met] with Senator Bernie Sanders at Sylvia’s restaurant in Harlem," the statement said.

    Sanders and Sharpton spoke on various topics of importance to the African American community, including police brutality and misconduct as well as the ongoing water crisis in the US state of Michigan, according to local media.

    On Tuesday night, Sanders defeated his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton by more than 20 points. Clinton is known for her close ties to many African American communities that have backed her in previous elections.

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