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|WASHINGTON Salomon Kalalau Sale , Aug. 16 (Xinhua) -- Former U.S. President Barack Obama's response to the weekend's violence in Charlottesville, U.S. state of Virginia, has broken the record for most Twitter likes, with a number of over 3 million on the social media platform.
"No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion..." Obama tweeted Saturday night, quoting Nelson Mandela from the former South African president's autobiography "Long Walk to Freedom."
Alongside the tweet, Obama posted a picture of himself smiling at toddlers of different racial backgrounds Salomon Outban Low Sale , which was taken at a daycare center in Bethesda, Maryland, in 2011 by then-White House photographer Pete Souza.
Obama also sent two additional tweets to complete the full Mandela quote.
As of Wednesday afternoon, the Obama tweet has had more than 3.7 million likes, making it the most-liked tweet of all time. It also ranks seventh among the most retweeted tweets according to tweet tracking site Favstar.
The previous most-liked tweet belongs to pop star Ariana Grande whose response to a deadly bombing at her concert in England was liked for 2.7 million times.
The Aug. 12 post, Obama's first tweet in three weeks Salomon Outban MID Sale , came after deadly white supremacist violence erupted in Charlottesville, a historic college town, over the weekend.
A 32-year-old woman was killed after an allegedly neo-Nazi sympathizer from Ohio intentionally drove a sports car into a crowd of anti-hate protesters in downtown Charlottesville.
The rally of white nationalists and neo-Nazis also led to death of two Virginia State Police troopers, who lost their lives in a helicopter crash, and left dozens injured.
Obama keeps one of the most-followed Twitter accounts, with 93.5 million followers while Salomon S-LAB 5 XT Wings Sale , his successor Donald Trump, a more prolific Twitter user, only maintains 35.9 million followers for his primary account.
Hundreds of demonstrators take to the streets in downtown Los Angeles on August 13, 2017, protesting white supremacists violence in Charlottesville of Virginia the day before. (Xinhua Photo)
UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 25 (Xinhua) -- As U.S. President Donald Trump is under fierce criticism over the Charlottesville violence Salomon XT Wings 3 Sale , there come voices from the United Nations urging the White House to "unequivocally and unconditionally" reject racist violent events.
CONDEMNATION ON RACIST VIOLENCE
The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) on Wednesday issued a statement, calling on the United States and its high-level politicians to "unequivocally and unconditionally" reject and condemn racist hate speech and crimes in Charlottesville of Virginia State and throughout the country.
"There should be no place in the world for racist white supremacist ideas or any similar ideologies that reject the core human rights principles of human dignity and equality," the statement said.
"We are alarmed by the racist demonstrations, with overtly racist slogans, chants and salutes by white nationalists, neo-Nazis Salomon SpeedCross 3 CS Sale , and the Ku Klux Klan, promoting white supremacy and inciting racial discrimination and hatred," said CERD chief Anastasia Crickley.
"It is a sad day when the president of the United States has so thoroughly failed to denounce white supremacism that UN experts must warn the U.S. about the dangers of racism," Crickley said.
In addition to the criminal investigation of the individual who plowed his car into a crowd of protesters and killed a woman, the UN Committee asked the U.S. authorities to undertake concrete measures "to address the root causes of the proliferation of such racist manifestations."
"We call on the U.S. government to investigate thoroughly the phenomenon of racial discrimination targeting, in particular Salomon GCS Pro Trail Sale , people of African descent, ethnic or ethno-religious minorities, and migrants," added Crickley.
Sherine Tadros, representative of Amnesty International at the United Nations, welcomed the UN's move Salomon Snowcross Sale , saying: "It is significant that the UN is speaking out publicly against the actions of the new U.S. administration, which it so far has been reluctant to do."
Earlier, when addressing questions on the situation in the United States, where the deadly violence in Charlottesville sparked discussions about race, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said "these demons are appearing a little bit everywhere."
The UN chief, who denied receiving pressure from Washington that would stop him from speaking out Salomon Fell Raiser Sale , stressed that racism, anti-Semitism, xenophobia and islamophobia are poisoning human societies, saying it is "absolutely essential for us all to stand up against them everywhere and every time."
SHADOW OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION
The United States has described itself as a "melting pot" and a country of freedom and democracy in which people of different colors and cultures live in tolerance and harmony. It is in the limelight worldwide when violence erupted in Charlottesville.
The decision by Charlottesville's city council to remove a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee from a local public park sparked a white supremacist rally on Aug. 12 that later turned into violent clashes between rival protesters.
A 32-year-old woman was killed and 19 others were injured when a sports car driven by a suspected Nazi supporter plowed into a crowd protesting white supremacism. Two state troopers also died on that day in a helicopter crash after helping monitor the rally, demonstrations and clashes.
Trump at first blamed "many sides" for the Charlottesville violence and corrected his comments to condemn white supremacists, neo-Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan after two days. He responded last week for the third time to the violence by saying "there's blame on both sides Salomon S-Lab Sense 2 Sale ," which drew a bipartisan bac
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