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Former U.S. President Obama condemns violence at protests

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Former U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday condemned the use of violence at nationwide protests over racial inequities and excessive police force while praising the actions of peaceful protesters seeking change.

The vast majority of protesters have been peaceful, but a "small minority" put people at risk and harmed the very communities the protests are intended to help, Obama wrote in an online essay posted on Medium.

Obama, a Democrat who served two terms as president prior to Republican Donald Trump's administration, said...

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