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'There is something different here': Obama optimistic about George Floyd protests getting results compared to unrest in the 1960s

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Former President Barack Obama spoke for the first time on camera Wednesday about the death of George Floyd and subsequent protests.
Obama tried to encourage protesters, saying that their efforts are not in vain, and juxtaposing the George Floyd protests with the unrest that unfolded nationwide the late 1960s.
"This reminds people of the '60s, and the chaos, and the discord and distrust throughout the country," Obama said. "I have to tell you - although I was very young when you had riots and protests and assassinations and discord back in the '60s - I know enough about that history to say...
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Obama Tells Young Activists To Seize George Floyd Momentum, Get Involved In Local Government

Obama Tells Young Activists To Seize George Floyd Momentum, Get Involved In Local Government

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He also praised the George Floyd protests as a “more representative cross-section of America” than civil rights protests in the ‘60s
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Obama responds to civil unrest following George Floyd's death

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"I want you to know that you matter, I want you to know that your lives matter, that your dreams matter," Obama said during the event as a message to the young men and women of color in the United States.
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