Biden announces a summit against “violence fueled by hate”

Biden announces a summit against “violence fueled by hate”

Washington, Aug 19 – In the midst of an escalation of political division due to the return of Donald Trump to the front pages, the White House announced this Friday a congress that will be held in September to “counteract the corrosive effects of violence fueled by hatred” in democracy and public security in the country.

In a statement, spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre presented the “United We Stand” summit, which will take place on September 15, with Biden as host, and with the main objective of “addressing the hatred and division” that the country.

The announcement comes amid an escalation of political division following the FBI’s search of former President Trump’s home in Mar-a-Lago, looking for classified documents on nuclear weapons that the former president allegedly removed from the White House.

The event took place on August 8 and since then Trump has dedicated himself to criticizing the entity and the institutions, presenting himself as a victim of political persecution against him.

Some criticism that, as the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) itself has denounced, could have had an effect on an increase in threats against law enforcement officers.

The president of the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, accused Trump a week ago of “instigating attacks against law enforcement”, as he did in the attack on the Capitol on January 6, 2021 .

The “United We Stand” conference will bring together “heroes from across America” ​​who are leading “historic work in their communities to build bridges and address hate and division.”

The summit will include, among other participants, a bipartisan group of federal, state, and local officials, civil rights advocates, faith and community leaders, technology and business leaders, law enforcement officials, and former members of violent groups that are now They work to prevent violence.

Since taking office, the statement notes, the Biden administration has been dedicated to “consistently taking action to counter hate violence,” enacting legislation such as the bipartisan COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act, the National Strategy to Counter Domestic Terrorism or the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act.

Despite this, he recalls, since then there have been “a disturbing series of hate-fueled attacks” from Oak Creek to Pittsburgh, from El Paso to Poway, from Atlanta to Buffalo.

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