Local leaders react to Charlottesville tragedies

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BURLINGTON, Vt.(WCAX) - U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement on the white nationalist demonstration in Charlottesville, Virginia:

"The white nationalist demonstration in Charlottesville, Virginia, is a reprehensible display of racism and hatred that has no place in our society. I am disgusted by the news, and my thoughts are with those in the Charlottesville community and around the country who have been targeted. While this incident is alarming, it is not surprising. Hate crimes and shows of hostility toward minorities have recently been surging. Now more than ever we must stand together against those who threaten our brothers and sisters."
Vermont Governor Phil Scott tweeted:
"The acts of violence and hate seen today do not represent American values and I join leaders across the country in condemning them."
New Hampshire's Governor Chris Sununu also released a statement on Twitter saying:
"I condemn the bigotry on display in Charlottesville. It is repugnant, devoid of decency and does not represent the United States of America."
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo also went to twitter saying:
"We condemn the language of white supremacy and ugly racist hate speech and stand appalled at the violence that has resulted in injury and death."