For Immediate Release
Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017
City and County of Denver
Mayor Michael B. Hancock
Amber Miller, Communications Director
Jenna Espinoza, Deputy Communications Director
Mayor Hancock Statement on Demonstrations Against Violence in Charlottesville, VA
DENVER – Mayor Michael B. Hancock today released a statement in support of the nationwide demonstrations against the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia -- denouncing hate and promoting solidarity.
“I applaud the true Americans all across our country who have stood up, marched and denounced the hateful messages and violence of wrong-minded people. Once again, Denver and Colorado choose to stand on the right side of history and state irrevocably that we will never accept this resurgence of intolerance, hate and now violence in our community, or any community, in this great nation. While some seek to poison our national discourse and pit neighbor against neighbor, Denver will remain on the side of righteousness and the belief that there is unbound strength in the diversity and pluralism underpinning our American exceptionalism. And we will continue to stand steadfast and united against those that seek to divide us.
“President Trump’s equivocation in response to the recent tragedy in Charlottesville, Virginia is nothing short of a tacit condoning of those who have been emboldened by his rhetoric. I – and all decent Americans – have one demand of the President: plainly and without qualification condemn and disavow these actions of bigotry, white supremacy and domestic terrorism once and for all as anathema to the very core of our American ideals. And cast these fringe fanatics back to the fringes where they belong.”
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