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Biden will host an anti-violence forum in the US

President Joe Biden will host a White House summit next month aimed at combating a wave of hate-fueled violence in the United States, the Associated Press reported.

The White House announced that Biden will host the forum on September 15, which will highlight the “corrosive effect” of violence on public security and democracy. Supporters of the idea urged Biden to organize the event after 10 black people were killed in a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, in May.

As President Biden said in Buffalo after the horrific mass shooting earlier this year, in the battle for our nation’s soul, we must all join this great American cause. The United We Stand summit will provide an important opportunity for Americans of all races, religions, regions, political affiliations and walks of life to take up this cause together, spokeswoman Karin Jean-Pierre said in a statement.

Biden will deliver a keynote speech at the meeting, which the White House says will include civil rights groups, religious leaders, business leaders, law enforcement officials, gun violence prevention advocates, former members of hate groups, victims of extremist violence and cultural figures.

The White House emphasized that it intends to bring together Democrats and Republicans, as well as political leaders at the federal, state and local levels, to unite against hate-motivated violence, BTA notes.

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