POLITICS

Hillary Clinton Postpones Charlotte Visit After Mayor's Request

Protests over a police killing have increased demand for law enforcement in the city.

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has postponed a trip planned for Sunday to Charlotte, North Carolina, which has seen sometimes violent protests after a black man was killed by police earlier this week.

“Hillary is grateful for, and intends to honor, the invitation from faith leaders to visit with the Charlotte community,” her campaign said in a statement on Friday.

“After further discussion with community leaders, we have decided to postpone Sunday’s trip as to not impact the city’s resources,” it said, adding that Clinton will visit the city on the following Sunday.

Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts told CNN that it would be preferable if Clinton postpone the visit.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was also reportedly to delay a trip to the city next week, unnamed campaign officials told CNN.

(Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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