Published on Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Mayor Nirenberg condemns Charlottesville violence

CONTACT: Bruce Davidson,210-207-8998

Maria Luisa Cesar, 210-861-9030

SAN ANTONIO (August 14, 2017) — Mayor Ron Nirenberg joined leaders from across the country in condemning the attack on peaceful demonstrators who stood against white supremacy and bigotry in Charlottesville, VA that left one dead.

“The violence in Charlottesville came from bigoted hate groups that subscribe to white supremacist ideologies that have no place in civil societies. The event that unfolded in Virginia last weekend clearly shows that racist ideologies are not only alive and present; they are openly condoned in some corners of our society. We will continue to work actively against such hatred and weed it out wherever it is present. We are currently working through a process regarding the location of the Confederate statue in Travis Park. I will work with my colleagues to ensure that symbols of the Confederacy are placed in a proper context.” 

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