Marion Barry

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  1. Mr. Barry's remarks Tuesday that set off the firestorm were caught on camera by the local NBC affiliate, channel 4. The tape of the remarks is in the link below:

  2. Mr. Barry later apologized for the comment in various outlets. To the AP, he said: "I want to express my deep apology for offending some members of the Asian community and the D.C. community … I have a solid record of relationships with the Asian community."

  3. But he is also tweeting photos and continued criticism of local businesses.
  4. Mr. Barry also reacted to a local businessman quoted in a Washington Post article that agreed with Mr. Barry in part, saying there were some Asian American-owned businesses that would do better if they were cleaned up.
  5. Mr. Barry's initial remarks  were condemned by local leaders. And critics also weighed in.