The president of United States, Joe Bidenmade this Sunday a call to “work together” to face “hate”, after the shooting in a supermarket in Buffalo (New York) perpetrated by a white supremacist identified as Payton Gendron who left at least 10 dead.
During an event at the Capitol to honor the deceased police officers in 2021, the president assured that the Department of Justice is investigating the massacre “as a hate crime motivated by white supremacy.”
“We must all work together to address hate. The hearts of Americans are wounded once again, but our resolve must never waver.”expressed Biden.
Previously, the vice president of the United States, Kamala Harris lamented through a statement that the country “is suffering from an epidemic of hate”which translates into “acts of violence and intolerance.”
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“We must denounce it and condemn it. Racially motivated hate crimes and acts of violent extremism are harmful to everyone.”he declared.
A heavily armed white youth stormed into a Buffalo supermarket Saturday and fired indiscriminately, killing 10 people and wounding three others, mostly black.
Payton Gendron killed 10 people in a supermarket in Buffalo, United States
The attacker was wearing a military helmet with a camera that was broadcasting the action live on the Twitch platform.
The FBI reported that it is investigating the attack “as a hate crime and a case of racially motivated violent extremism.”
The shooting brings to mind a series of similar incidents in the US, including the one that occurred on March 23, 2021 with a balance of 10 dead in a supermarket in Boulder, in the state of Colorado.
Biden has urged lawmakers to pass laws requiring gun buyers to go through criminal background checks.but Congress has not significantly limited the possession of weapons, protected in the second amendment of the Constitution, for more than two decades.
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