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Mother of murdered protester snubs Trump

By AP Reporter

The mother of a woman who was killed while demonstrating against a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, has said she will not speak to President Donald Trump because of comments he made after her daughter's death.

Susan Bro, the mother of Heather Heyer, said she initially missed the first few calls to her from the White House.

Speaking on ABC's Good Morning America, she said she will not talk to the President after a news conference in which Mr Trump equated violence by white supremacists at the rally with violence by those protesting against it.

Ms Bro's daughter, 32-year-old Ms Heyer, was killed and 19 others were injured when a driver rammed a car into a crowd of demonstrators last Saturday. An Ohio man, James Alex Fields Jr, has been arrested and charged with murder and other offences.

Mr Trump drew criticism when he addressed the violence in broad strokes. Ms Bro said of the President: "You can't wash this one away by shaking my hand and saying: 'I'm sorry'."

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