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Charleston police committed to maintaining order, safety at upcoming events

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CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

The Charleston Police Department says it is working to ensure First Amendment rights are safely and legally exercised as people plan various events to discuss fatal shootings across the country.

"In our own community, many individual citizens and citizen groups are coming together at various public events to mourn those lost last week in Louisiana, Minnesota and Texas and call for an end to the violence," police spokesman Charles Francis said in a statement.

"The Charleston Police Department is working to ensure that participants in these gatherings are able to exercise their First Amendment rights safely and legally," he said. "It will also continue to ensure the safety of the public and businesses in the area."

Francis said Charleston has been "an excellent example for the nation and the world of how people can come together in love, respect, cooperation and brotherhood" in the face of tragedy.

"This must continue if we are to move forward in these challenging times," he said.

The goals of keeping everyone safe, maintaining peace and order and providing the right to all to express themselves under the law will be accomplished "by treating all citizens with dignity and respect while carrying out policing roles and responsibilities in a fair and impartial manner," he said.

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