• Obama in Selma: Our march is not over

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    SELMA, United States: US President Barack Obama rallied a new generation of Americans to the spirit of the civil rights struggle on Saturday (Sunday in Manila), warning their march for freedom “is not yet finished.” In a forceful speech in Selma, Alabama on the 50th anniversary of the brutal repression of a peaceful protest, America’s first black president denounced new attempts to restrict voting rights. And he paid stirring tribute to the sacrifice of a generation of activists who marched so that black Americans could enjoy civil rights and opened the road that eventually led him to the White House. “We gather here to celebrate them,” he declared, standing on the spot where Alabama state troopers launched an assault on the marchers in scenes that shocked America.

    AFP

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