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WATCH: Community leaders 'Standing United Against Hate'

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

Tuesday afternoon, members of the Spokane County Human Rights Task Force, leaders from several community organizations, elected officials and law enforcement leaders held a press conference at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center. 

The purpose of the event was to "stand united as a community and address the extremely concerning and recent local incidents that have caused fear to rise in our community and threatens to divide us," according to the Spokane County Sheriff's Office. 

"Our community is so much more and stronger than the negative and hate-filled ideas of the few," the Sheriff's Office said in a release. "Together, we stand in solidarity to denounce these hate-filled beliefs and rhetoric as we emphatically state in one clear and loud voice, 'Hateful acts have no place in our community. Not today, not ever. We stand united as a community to denounce those who act out of hatred toward anyone.'"      

Watch the press conference in its entirety here:

  

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