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O'Rourke visits Oklahoma sites that were targets of violence

2 years 1 month 1 hour ago Tuesday, August 20 2019 Aug 20, 2019 August 20, 2019 12:38 PM August 20, 2019 in News - AP Texas Headlines

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke has paid visits to sites in Tulsa and Oklahoma City that were targeted by violence.

The former congressman stopped Monday in Tulsa's Greenwood District where a white mob in 1921 looted black businesses , leaving homes and churches smoldering. He later visited the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum, which is dedicated to the victims of the 1995 domestic terrorist bombing of a federal building.

O'Rourke drew connections between the Oklahoma attacks and the Aug. 3 attack in his hometown of El Paso , Texas, in which a white nationalist killed 22 people and wounded about two dozen others. Police say the attacker targeted Mexicans.

President Donald Trump accused O'Rourke of exploiting tragedy to boost his campaign.

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