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Trump, Clinton cancel campaign after Dallas shooting

Alfredo Watts | 10 July, 2016, 07:14

The Scranton event would have been the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee's first time campaigning with the vice president and is now the second time this summer Clinton has been forced to postpone an event because of a shooting.

"Those police officers were protecting a peaceful protest" and that is "a hallmark of America", she said during the CNN interview. "I will bring law enforcement and communities together to develop national guidelines on the use of force by police officers", she said.

We will continue to update with further comments or statements from the candidates.

Speaking before a largely African-American audience in Philadelphia, she cited "clear evidence that African-Americans are much more likely to be killed in police incidents than any other groups of Americans" and promised $1 billion for "implicit bias" training programs if she were elected president. I think we're the ones that have to start listening to legitimate cries that are coming from our African-American fellow citizens, and we have so much more to be done, and we've got to get about the business of doing it. "Racial divisions have gotten worse, not better", he said. "This isn't the American Dream we all want for our children", he said.

He said now is a time for "strong leadership, love and compassion". She said the same on Facebook.

Hundreds of people gathered in Dallas to protest the killings Thursday night when a gunman opened fire, killing five police officers and injuring seven others.

And she asked white Americans to try to understand the experience of black Americans and "to imagine what it would feel like if people followed us around stores, or locked their vehicle doors when we walked past".

Corey Stewart, the chairman for one of the biggest swing states in Trump's election and a Republican gubernatorial candidate, took to Facebook after midnight Friday morning to blame "liberal politicians" including Clinton for the tragedy.

He'd been scheduled to meet Hispanic business and community leaders before delivering a speech entitled "Succeeding Together".

The presumptive presidential nominees for both major political parties have postponed campaign events Friday, following the deadliest single day for USA law enforcement since September 11, 2001.

"Clinton also called for greater protection of police officers". She had planned to address the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, both shot and killed by police officers.