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US ‘must not tolerate hate,’ says Biden following Colorado LGBTQ nightclub shooting

US President Joe Biden takes questions from reporters, after he delivered remarks in the State Dining Room, at the White House on November 9, 2022 in Washington, DC. (Samuel Corum / Getty Images via AFP)
US President Joe Biden takes questions from reporters, after he delivered remarks in the State Dining Room, at the White House on November 9, 2022 in Washington, DC. (Samuel Corum / Getty Images via AFP)

Americans “cannot and must not tolerate hate,” President Joe Biden says, hours after at least five people were killed and 18 injured in a mass shooting at an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado.

Biden, stating that the motive in the attack is not yet clear, nevertheless slams violence against the LGBTQ community, in particular transgender women of color, in recent years.

“Places that are supposed to be safe spaces of acceptance and celebration should never be turned into places of terror and violence. Yet it happens far too often. We must drive out the inequities that contribute to violence against LGBTQI+ people,” he says in a statement from the White House.

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