Gov. Cuomo calls for national unity after this week’s shootings

UTICA, N.Y. (NEWS10) – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is calling for national unity following the shootings in Dallas, Texas  and the officer-involved shootings in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Falcon Heights, Minnesota.

Gov. Cuomo delivered remarks at an unrelated event in Utica on Friday.

According to the governor’s office, Gov. Cuomo directed the lights of One World Trade Center’s 408 foot spine to be displayed in red, white, and blue.

A photo posted by World Trade Center (@wtc) on Jul 7, 2016 at 11:39am PDT

 

He also directed the Peace Bridge, which connects the United States to Canada, to also be lit in red, white, and blue.

“You  look at the past few days and you get the sense that America’s demons are challenging America’s better angels,” Gov. Cuomo said. “I think the country, like a person, our strengths can be our weakness, our greatest strength can be our greatest weakness. This country’s greatest strength is its diversity – we’re not one race, one religion.”

Watch Gov. Cuomo’s full remarks:

All flags on state government buildings will be flown at half-staff in honor of the victims of the shooting.

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