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    Obama Speaks Against Violent Protests After San Jose Trump Rally Clashes

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    Following clashes between supporters and opposers of Donald Trump at the San Jose rally, US President Barack Obama spoke against violent expressions of one's view, saying "that’s not what our democracy is about."

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) –  has warned against violent expressions during the presidential campaign, particularly against supporters of billionaire Donald Trump.

    "We saw in San Jose these protesters starting to pelt stuff at Trump supporters. That’s not what our democracy is about," Obama said as quoted by The Blaze on Friday. "That’s not what you do. There’s no room for violence. There’s no place for shouting. There’s no room for a politics that fails to at least listen to the other side – even if you vehemently disagree."

    The US president stressed that peaceful demonstrations have more power than violent acts.

    "Because I believe if you’ve got the better argument, then you don’t need to do that [be violent]. Just go out there and organize and persuade," Obama said.

    On Thursday, supporters of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump were attacked by anti-Trump protesters in the Californian city of San Jose, where Trump held a rally within the framework of his election campaign.

    Trump’s opponents reportedly threw eggs, bottles and food at their rivals.

    In the course of his campaign, the Republican frontrunner has been widely criticized for his controversial statements, including in relation to immigrants, Mexicans, Muslims, and women.

    The United States is expected to elect its new president in November.


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