Del. Hala Ayala’s Statement on The Anniversary of Deadly Charlottesville Rally

WOODBRIDGE, VA — Today marks the four year anniversary of the violence that occured at the white supremacist “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesvile, Virginia. Three people lost their lives and more than 49 others were injured. Delegate Hala Ayala, the Democratic nominee for Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, released the following statement:

“Four years ago we watched as white supremacists marched to Nazi chants on our streets, sparking violence that took the lives of three Virginians and left many others injured. Our community is still working to heal. Today and every day, my heart is with the families of those we lost, with the first responders on the ground, and with the Charlottesville community.”  

“The connection between the horrifying events in Charlottesville, the January 6 insurrection, and the dangerous rhetoric that Trump-supporting Republicans such as my opponent continue to peddle, cannot be ignored. Accountability is an essential step in the healing process. As Virginians, we must remember our painful past, stand up to extremists and white supremacists who threaten the integrity of our Commonwealth, and continue to move forward together with the common goal of creating a just, equitable, and prosperous future.”