The resolution calls on residents to reject extremism and disinformation and to uphold democratic values.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Following the deadly riots at the Capitol, Mayor Bill Peduto and the Pittsburgh City Council approved a resolution condemning the attack and all domestic terror.

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The mayor’s office says the resolution calls on residents to reject extremism and disinformation and to uphold democratic values.

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“The Mayor and the Council of City of Pittsburgh are hereby committed to countering hate, extremism, misinformation, and disinformation through engagement with community leaders, governmental transparency, and public information-sharing regarding efforts to fight extremism, and through the investigation and prosecution of those who commit criminal acts in a manner that is consistent with civil liberties protections,” the resolution reads in part.

The resolution urges Pittsburghers to adopt “anti-extremist values, condemning and rejecting misinformation, disinformation, hate, and extremism in all forms, and calling attention to these harms to keep us all safe.”

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It was approved in conjunction with the Anti-Defamation League. City Council members Corey O’Connor and Erika Strassburger, who represent Squirrel Hill, were the main sponsors of the resolution along with Mayor Peduto.