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No tolerance for white supremacists, neo Nazis or KKK, says US VP Mike Pence

Pence’s comments were in contrast to those of President Donald Trump in the aftermath of the violence in Charlottesville.

world Updated: Aug 15, 2017 12:56 IST
Agence France-Presse
Agence France-Presse
Agence France-Presse, Cartagena
Charlottesville,Virginia,US
US Vice President Mike Pence speaks during a joint press conference with Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos at the presidential guesthouse in Cartagena, Colombia, Sunday, August 13, 2017. (AP)

US Vice President Mike Pence on Sunday condemned far-right groups that staged a rally in Virginia that descended into deadly violence, saying there is “no tolerance for hate and violence.”

“We have no tolerance for hate and violence from white supremacists, neo Nazis or the KKK,” Pence said in response to a question at a news conference in Cartagena, Colombia, where he was on the first leg of a Latin American tour.

“These dangerous fringe groups have no place in American public life and in the American debate, and we condemn them in the strongest possible terms.”

Pence’s comments were in contrast to those of President Donald Trump in the aftermath of the violence Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia, in which he failed to explicitly condemn white supremacists.

First Published: Aug 14, 2017 09:02 IST