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Utah politicians address the violence in Charlottesville

People fly into the air as a vehicle drives into a group of protesters demonstrating against a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. The nationalists were holding the rally to protest plans by the city of Charlottesville to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. There were several hundred protesters marching in a long line when the car drove into a group of them. (Ryan M. Kelly/The Daily Progress via AP

(KUTV) Many local Utah politicians released public statements after a state of emergency was declared in Virginia in response to a White Nationalist rally in Charlottesville on Saturday.

Salt Lake City Mayor J. Biskupski, Representative Mia Love, Governor Gary Herbert, Troy Williams, Senator Hatch, and Representative Chris Stewart have all posted "tweets" regarding violence that is happening.

Mayor J. Biskupski says we "must all come together & turn our backs on hate".

Rep. Mia love claims, "this is not who we are as a nation."


Gov. Gary Herbert "condems" this behavior.

Troy Williams turned to Twitter to express his exact thoughts on the protest, violence, and the President's comments.

Senator Hatch also used Twitter as an outlet to express his thoughts on the acts of violence.

Rep. Chris Stewart stated, "these acts do not represent America."

Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer says that one person, a 32-year-old woman, has died and 19 people were injured at the site of a car crash during the violence Saturday. Police have not released the cause, however the driver of the vehicle is now in custody.

According to CNN, the suspect behind the car crash has now been identified as James Alex Fields, Jr. Fields, 20-years-old, is from Maumee, Ohio. CNN also reported, Fields could face charges of second-degree murder, three counts of malicious wounding and failing to stop at the scene of an accident that resulted in a death.


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