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The city ofin Orlando, Florida,said when promoting the July 4th Fireworks Special, "I can't blame" those who don't want to celebrate. Apologized for. Now our country.
"Many people probably don't want to celebrate our country right now, and we can't blame them," the original statement said, according to WESH-TV. "Why do you want to have a party to celebrate it when you have a lot of divisions, hatred and anxieties?"
"But seriously, the fireworks on July 4th are great. Especially when standing next to 100,000 close friends in 90 degrees heat, 100% humidity, "the statement said. Continued. "At that moment something is taken over and we all unite in a mysterious bond. Yes, America is fighting now, but what do you know ... we already bought fireworks "
This statement was repelled on social media, including Orlando'spolice brotherhood order, which stated that the message was" bad taste. "
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US Sea On July 4, 2018, the Marines will watch fireworks from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC. ((Photo by Alex Edelman / Getty Images))
On Saturday night, the city apologized for the statement.
"The City of Orlando truly regrets that our words have had a negative impact on some of our communities," the city said. "We understand that these words have offended some inhabitants that were not our intentions. We respect the freedom we have in this country and those We are grateful to the men and women who are fighting and continuing to fight for us. We are proud to celebrate the 4th. We thank those men and women and the country in which we live. In July to honor. "
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Orlando's "Fountain Fireworks" celebration will take place at downtown Eora Lake, parked and begins around 9:10 pm.
Downtown Drone Skyline Aerial, Orlando, Florida, USA(IStock)
The Democratic Party of Pima County, Arizona has sparked controversy over a postpromoting an event called "F--". Immediately after, I received a controversial email. - the 4th. "
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Post Last The group said it stood by the event.
Fox News Digital said on Saturday, social media with a few validated users. Left side reported that it marked the holiday weekend of July 4th by destroying the United States.
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"My mood this year is more similar. As a little treat, why not burn this country to the terrible ground?" Hollywood Outlet ScreenRant's feature editor, Alisha Grauso, posted on Twitter.
Fireworks are the US flag during Independence Day Explodes Behind the July Celebration at State Fair Meadows in East Rutherford, NJ(AP)
Announced earlier this weekAccording to the Fox News poll, 39% of Americans are "proud" of today's United States, down 12 points from June 2017.
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