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30 Oct 2018 | 10:17 PM UTC

US: Protesters denounce Trump visit to Pittsburgh Oct. 30 after shooting /update 4

United States of America News Alert

Thousands of protesters denounce visit of President Donald Trump to Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) October 30 following deadly anti-Semitic shooting at synagogue October 27; traffic disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/30/2018, 12:00 AM until 10/31/2018, 11:59 PM (US/Eastern). COUNTRY/REGION Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania)

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Event

Thousands of people participated in protests in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) on Tuesday, October 30, denouncing the visit of President Donald Trump to the city following a deadly anti-Semitic shooting in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood on Saturday, October 27. A protest began at 15:00 (local time) at the intersection of Darlington Road and Murray Avenue. Another demonstration began at 16:00 at the intersection of Beechwood Boulevard and Forbes Avenue; the two groups are merging, according to local reports. A heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions are to be expected along the march route. Similar demonstrations are possible in Pittsburgh over the coming hours and days as funerals for the victims continue.

Context

A gun-wielding assailant killed 11 Jewish worshippers and wounded six others at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh on October 27. The incident is considered the deadliest anti-Semitic attack in American history. Funerals for the victims of the assault began October 30.

Advice

Individuals in Pittsburgh are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all demonstrations and large public gatherings as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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