Biden visits Atlanta, condemns violence against Asian-Americans

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Eric BARADAT | AFP
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Sat, 2021-03-20 05:04

ATLANTA, USA: US President Joe Biden on Friday denounced the upsurge of violence against Asian-Americans, telling a community plunged into grief after this week’s Atlanta murders that the nation must not be complicit in the face of racism and xenophobia.
After meeting with leaders of Georgia’s Asian-American community, Biden delivered a brief speech at Atlanta’s Emory University, where he branded hate and racism “the ugly poison that’s long haunted our nation.”
Such bigotry and violence has been “often met with silence” in the United States, he said.

US President Joe Biden delivers remarks after a meeting with Asian-American leaders during a stop at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia state, on March 19, 2021. (REUTERS/Carlos Barria)
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