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UMD President Wallace D. Loh Statement on August 12, 2017 Violence in Charlottesville

August 12, 2017
Contacts: 

Katie Lawson, 301-405-4622

Attributed to University of Maryland President, Wallace D. Loh:

The University of Maryland stands in solidarity with the University of Virginia and the City of Charlottesville in ​our ​shared​ commitment to fundamental American values of diversity, inclusion, and mutual respect, and in our ​shared ​​condemnation​ of the supremacist ​ideology of hate, bigotry, and violence. 

Everyone has the right to assemble, march, and speak freely, but intimidation and assaults have no place anywhere in our democratic society. 

​These values are at the foundation of our educational mission as a university. ​

The University of Maryland community is saddened by the injuries and loss of life today. Our thoughts and prayers are for the well-being of all who were hurt and those who are in mourning.