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tv   Attorney General Barr Holds News Conference  CSPAN  May 30, 2020 10:06pm-10:11pm EDT

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decency, who value community, who value the war, and we stand together. this is an opportunity for our nation to become united. to isolate those folks who are meant to bring us harm and to become stronger. we will be back with you shortly. thank you, mayor. >> at the justice department, attorney general william barr ate a brief statement on the violence taking place in cities around the country saying
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outside groups are behind the rising. ag. barr: good afternoon. the greatness of our nation comes from our commitment to the rule of law. the outrage over what happened to george floyd israel. -- the outrage of what happened to george floyd is real. the justice process is moving at exceptional speed. already charges have been filed by the state. that process continues to move forward. justice will be served.
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unfortunately, with writing occurring in many of our cities around the country, the voices of peaceful protests are being hijacked by violent radical elements. groups of outside radicals and agitators, are exploiting the situation, to pursue their own separate and violent agenda. , in many places it appears violence is planned, organized, by extremist groups. using tactics and many of whom travel from outside the state. order onave law and our streets and our communities. it is the responsibility of the local and state leadership in the first instance to halt this violence.
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,he department of justice including the fbi, the u.s. marshals, the atf, the dea, and are 93 united states attorney's office, u.s. attorney's run the country, are supporting these local efforts. we'll continue to support them and take all action necessary to enforce federal law. in that regard, it is a federal crime to cross state lines or to use interstate facilities to insight, or participate in violent writing. we will enforce those laws. thank you. >> also briefing was acting
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department of homeland security chad wolf and other dhs officials concerning their officers involvement in policing protests after the killing of george floyd. they said they are investigating whether radical groups are involved in writing. >> good afternoon. thanks everyone for being here today.

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