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Lawmakers react to deadly Charlottesville protests

President Trump (Source: Twitter) President Trump (Source: Twitter)

Lawmakers around the U.S. condemned the protests in Charlottesville on Saturday that killed one person and left dozens injured. 

"Virginians mourn the life taken in this morning's events and reject this hateful violence in Charlottesville," said U.S. Sen. Mark Warner. "We condemn the intolerance behind it and those who would pass it off as a legitimate political movement."

He also said that "Those who traveled to Virginia to incite unrest don't understand the Virginia-born values that make our country great."

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine said on Twitter that "people who came to VA to spew hate & incite violence have no place here. We stand for inclusion and will not go backwards. Praying for peace"

He also released a full statement on Twitter:

Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney also released a statement on Twitter saying "we must be united in standing up to hatred & intolerance & cont. to work toward peaceful reconciliation of our differences."

President Donald Trump posted on Twitter that "We ALL must be united & condemn all that hate stands for. There is no place for this kind of violence in America. Lets come together as one!"

You can watch additional statements from the president below: 

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe said he was "disgusted by the hatred, bigotry and violence these protesters have brought to our state over the past 24 hours."


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