9/11 anniversary: Bush calls for unity as US marks 20 years since terror attacks – live

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Biden and Harris among leaders at ceremonies in New York, at the Pentagon and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania

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4.24pm BST

Kamala Harris has just spoken at the Shanksville memorial ceremony, where she emphatically called for the US to come together, as passengers and crew of Flight 93 did on 9/11 to fight the hijackers. Their act of heroism is believed to have thwarted an attack on the US Capitol.

“We are gathered today on hallowed ground, at this place that has been sanctified by sacrifice, to honor the heroism that the 40 passengers and crew members showed in the face of grave terrorism,” Harris said.

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During his address, Bush criticized the divisiveness that plagues the US, saying that it turns “every argument into a clash of cultures”.

“So much of our politics has become a naked appeal to anger, fear,” he said. Bush said that the group of Americans on Flight 93, and the country’s response to 9/11, showed that this country can be unified.

Continue reading… Source: The Guardian

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