Toronto mayor denounces deadly, racist rally in Charlottesville, VA

News Aug 13, 2017 by Joanna Lavoie Beach Mirror

Toronto’s mayor has taken to social media to condemn yesterday’s deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Last night, Mayor John Tory tweeted that he stands with that city’s mayor, Mike Signer, and “denounces these acts of bigotry and violence.”

In a second Twitter post, Tory said there’s no room anywhere for racism.

— John Tory (@JohnTory) August 12, 2017

Ontario Premiere Kathleen Wynne has also spoken out against the racism.

Yesterday’s tense and at-times violent rally was held in response to plans by the city of Charlottesville to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.

During the demonstration, James Alex Fields Jr. drove a vehicle into a crowd of anti-racism protesters killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer.  Fields Jr. has been charged with second-degree murder and other related charges. Dozens of people were hurt during the attack.

A Virginia State Police helicopter, which was deployed to respond to the rally, also crashed yesterday in the woods killing two people.

Toronto mayor denounces deadly, racist rally in Charlottesville, VA

Ontario premier also condemns white supremacy, hate

News Aug 13, 2017 by Joanna Lavoie Beach Mirror

Toronto’s mayor has taken to social media to condemn yesterday’s deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Last night, Mayor John Tory tweeted that he stands with that city’s mayor, Mike Signer, and “denounces these acts of bigotry and violence.”

In a second Twitter post, Tory said there’s no room anywhere for racism.

Ontario Premiere Kathleen Wynne has also spoken out against the racism.

Yesterday’s tense and at-times violent rally was held in response to plans by the city of Charlottesville to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.

During the demonstration, James Alex Fields Jr. drove a vehicle into a crowd of anti-racism protesters killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer.  Fields Jr. has been charged with second-degree murder and other related charges. Dozens of people were hurt during the attack.

A Virginia State Police helicopter, which was deployed to respond to the rally, also crashed yesterday in the woods killing two people.

Toronto mayor denounces deadly, racist rally in Charlottesville, VA

Ontario premier also condemns white supremacy, hate

News Aug 13, 2017 by Joanna Lavoie Beach Mirror

Toronto’s mayor has taken to social media to condemn yesterday’s deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Last night, Mayor John Tory tweeted that he stands with that city’s mayor, Mike Signer, and “denounces these acts of bigotry and violence.”

In a second Twitter post, Tory said there’s no room anywhere for racism.

Ontario Premiere Kathleen Wynne has also spoken out against the racism.

Yesterday’s tense and at-times violent rally was held in response to plans by the city of Charlottesville to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.

During the demonstration, James Alex Fields Jr. drove a vehicle into a crowd of anti-racism protesters killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer.  Fields Jr. has been charged with second-degree murder and other related charges. Dozens of people were hurt during the attack.

A Virginia State Police helicopter, which was deployed to respond to the rally, also crashed yesterday in the woods killing two people.