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Trump condemns 'all acts of violence' after attack on BBC cameraman at his rally

Press Trust of India  |  Washington 

US has condemned "all acts of violence" including those against media after a was attacked at his campaign rally in

The in a statement on Tuesday did not refer to the specific incident but said "Trump condemns all acts of violence against any individual or group of people - including members of the press."

"We ask that anyone attending an event do so in a peaceful and respectful manner, said after the expressed concern over the attack on the at a Trump rally in El Paso, on Monday night.

BBC's was shoved and sworn at by a man wearing a Make America Great Again hat at the rally. The attacker was immediately ushered away by the security.

The later asked the to review security for media attending Trump's rallies.

In a letter, the BBC said the press area was unsupervised, and no security had tried to intervene during the incident.

The incident was also condemned by (WHCA).

"The condemns the physical attack on our colleague at the President's rally in El Paso, Texas, said its president

We are relieved that, this time, no one was seriously hurt. The President of the should make absolutely clear to his supporters that violence against reporters is unacceptable, Knox said.

Trump has been critical of media, which he has called the enemy of the people.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, February 13 2019. 09:05 IST