Mayor Miner: 'Hate will never triumph here as long as we embrace our sacred American values'

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner has issued a statement condemning the acts of violence that erupted at a white supremacy demonstration in Charlottesville, Va. this weekend.

In a statement first issued to NewsChannel 9, Miner said,

“I was deeply saddened by the events that unfolded over this weekend in Charlottesville. My heart goes out to the families of Heather Heyer and the Virginia State Police Officers killed during these clashes. They were all true patriots who lived their values. Hate will never triumph here as long as we embrace our sacred American values. E Pluribus unum (out of many, one).”

White supremacists descended on Charlottesville for a purported “Unite the Right” rally over the weekend.

Friday night, the rightwing militants set the tone when they marched across the University of Virginia campus bearing tiki torches.

On Saturday, a 32-year-old woman was killed and nearly 20 were injured when they were struck with a car.

A 20-year-old Ohio man, James Alex Fields Jr., who reportedly supported the white supremacists, has been accused of driving the car into the crowd.

 

 


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