Mayor Bowser on noose incidents: 'We do not tolerate signs of hate, ignorance and fear.'

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) - "We are an inclusive city, and we do not tolerate signs of hate, ignorance and fear," D.C.'s Mayor Muriel Bowser said in a statement released on Saturday regarding the noose incidents.

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The statement comes after nooses were found in different locations and parts of the city over the past week. 

FULL STATEMENT: 

We are an inclusive city, and we do not tolerate signs of hate, ignorance and fear. I have directed the Metropolitan Police Department to investigate these incidents, the Office of Human Rights to activate our hate crimes protocol and the Office of Religious Affairs to engage faith leaders to be a resource for residents. We also ask the public call MPD at 202–727–9099 or text 50–411 if you have information about these incidents.

Our diversity is what makes us stronger, and we will not relent in promoting and defending DC Values. We do not take these incidents lightly, and we will not accept that signs of hate are signs of our time.

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