Magazine article Screen International

Writers Guild Blasts Trump Comments on Charlottesville Unrest

Magazine article Screen International

Writers Guild Blasts Trump Comments on Charlottesville Unrest

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‘President Trump legitimises hate speech and violence, and disgraces our nation.’

The Writers Guild Of America West (WGAW) on Wednesday condemned president Trump’s response to the fatal unrest in Charlottesville, Virginia.

“The Writers Guild of America West believes in free speech - even from Nazis and white supremacists,” a statement read. “But we completely disavow their views, which reflect the worst stains of American history, a history that still lives through racism, prejudice and systematic inequality of opportunity.

“We demand that violence in support of such views be properly punished. …

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