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Obama: 'Violence Against Police Is Unacceptable'

03/12/2015 01:44 pm ET | Updated Mar 12, 2015

President Barack Obama spoke out on the shooting of two police officers that took place early Thursday in Ferguson, Missouri.

In a tweet posted to the official White House twitter account on Thursday, Obama condemned the shooting, calling violence against the police "unacceptable":

Protests began Wednesday in response to the resignation of Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson. Two officers who were working near a protest in front of the Ferguson Police Department were shot -- one in the face, the other in the shoulder. Both officers were treated and released from the hospital, one with a bullet still lodged behind his ear.

At a press conference Thursday afternoon, St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar declined to give details of any potential suspects in the shooting.

Attorney General Eric Holder also spoke out on the shooting, calling the attack "inexcusable and repugnant" and "cowardly."

For more on the shooting, go here.

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