Biden orders flags to be flown at half-staff in honor of Atlanta shooting victims

ジョー・バイデン大統領 has ordered the American flags at the White House and on other federal ground be flown at half-staff asa mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violencein Atlanta this week.

The shooting rampage on Tuesday took place at three different Atlanta-area spasone in Cherokee County and two across the street from one another within the cityand left eight people dead, six of whom were of Asian women, while another person was wounded. Robert Aaron Long, 21, has been charged in the shootings.
Yesterday, Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris expressed concerns about any violence against Asian Americans, with the President calling the shootingsvery troubling.
    In her most formal remarks about the ongoing issue of violence against the Asian American community, ハリス — the first person of South Asian descent to hold her officesaid the shooting also spoke to thelarger issueof violence.
      ハリス, who has previously spoken about the racism she and her family members in this country have faced, also called the shootingtragic.
          Biden and Harris are expected to visit Atlanta on Friday. The previously-planned portion of the trip touting the Covid relief bill has been postponed. 代わりに, they will meet with Asian American leaders and visit the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, per the White House.
          Meanwhile, lawmakers on Capitol Hill are holding a hearing Thursday on violence and discrimination against the Asian American community with four Asian American female lawmakers testifying.

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