Many fear Trump’s visit to Tulsa could spark violence

  • Tulsa Police Chief Wendell Franklin speaks during a news conference at Tulsa police headquarters in Tulsa, Okla., Wednesday, June 17, 2020. President Donald Trump is scheduled to hold a rally this weekend in Tulsa. Up to 250 Oklahoma Army National Guardsmen will be activated as a “force multiplier” for local, state and federal law enforcement providing security, Franklin said. (Matt Barnard/Tulsa World via AP)

OKLAHOMA CITY — Black community leaders in Tulsa said they fear a large rally by President Donald Trump in the city this weekend could spark violence, and the state’s governor asked Trump not to visit the site of a race massacre where up to 300 black residents were killed by white mobs in 1921.

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