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Dallas Police Shootings Shock and Horrify Celebrities, Politicians

July 8, 2016, 1:50 PM UTC
Police stand near a baracade following the sniper shooting in Dallas on Thursday, July 7, 2016. A fourth police officer was killed and two suspected snipers were in custody after a protest late Thursday against police brutality in Dallas, authorities said. One suspect had turned himself in and another who was in a shootout with SWAT officers was also in custody, the Dallas Police Department tweeted. / AFP / Laura Buckman (Photo credit should read LAURA BUCKMAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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Celebrities and politicians have taken to Twitter to register their shock and horror after five police officers were killed and at least six others injured after snipers attacked them in a Black Lives Matter protest in the heart of Dallas.

Shonda Rhimes condemned the “senseless” attacks and actress Rashida Jones said they should be met with love.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sent a message of solidarity, while New York Democratic Rep. Hakeem Jeffries urged a prayer:

Reverend Al Sharpton and singer John Legend called the killings reprehensible:

Republican presidential nominee-in-waiting Donald Trump gave an even-handed response to the violence:

Others expressed their sadness at yet another shooting, calling for the end of violence:

Nicky Minaj invoked the spirit of Malcolm X

While other celebrities called for more gun crime measures:

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