Governor Ralph Northam released the following statement marking the two-year anniversary of deadly violence in Charlottesville….
“Today we honor Heather Heyer, Lt. Jay Cullen, and Trooper-Pilot Berke Bates, three precious lives lost two years ago after white nationalist violence erupted in Charlottesville. We remember them, and all those injured in the deadly events of that weekend, and we continue to hold their loved ones in our thoughts.
“Unfortunately, in the two years since this horrible tragedy, we have witnessed increasing violence rooted in vile racist ideology.
“As we reflect on this somber anniversary, we must renew our commitment to promoting tolerance, diversity, and inclusion. And we must remain vigilant in rejecting the dangerous, divisive rhetoric that incites and attempts to excuse these acts of hate.”
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Bearing Drift had extensive coverage of the Charlottesville riots in August 2017:
–Charlottesville Judge Sides With Alt-Right, Violence Breaks Out at Rotunda  by Lynn R. Mitchell
–Charlottesville Prepares For Alt-Right Crowds, Announces Street Closings – Updated  by Lynn R. Mitchell
–Violence Breaks Out In Charlottesville As Alt-Right, White Nationalists Battle Counter-Protesters  by Lynn R. Mitchell
–‘Charlottesville: Our Streets’ Premieres at 2017 Virginia Film Festival  by Rick Sincere
–In Charlottesville, the Tragic Impact of Political Theater  by Brian Schoeneman
–Charlottesville Is Representing Our Worst  by Jim Hoeft
–Virginia CRs Lead in Repuditating Charlottesville ‘Unite the Right’ Rally  by Lynn R. Mitchell
–In the Aftermath of Charlottesville Tear Down Barriers, Not Statues  by Evan Draim
–The Aftermath of Charlottesville Displayed In Street Art  by Lynn R. Mitchell
–While Monitoring Charlottesville’s White Nationalist Rally, Virginia Loses Two of Its Finest  by Lynn R. Mitchell