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Inslee on Virginia: 'We will not tolerate hate in any form'

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OLYMPIA, Wash. -

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee released a statement Saturday after a car slammed into a group of people protesting a rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Hospital officials say one person was killed and 19 were hurt in the crash. Protesters were protesting a rally held by white nationalists who oppose the removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee by the city of Charlottesville. The driver was taken into custody Saturday afternoon.

In his statement Saturday, Inslee said it was on all of us to "denounce and decry the horror we've seen today in Virginia." You can read his full statement below:

"No American can ignore the disgusting hate and violence we’ve seen in Charlottesville over the last two days. 

"Trudi and I hold the victims of today’s attack in our thoughts, and we know that all Washingtonians who believe in freedom, peace, and justice for all will do the same. 

"It is on all of us, from me, to you, and all the way to the President, to denounce and decry the horror we’ve seen today in Virginia.

"But speaking out against this hate is not enough. Our actions as a nation in response to racist, nationalist bigotry will speak louder. 

"We can not let anyone stoke racism for political gain. We can’t ignore an attack on our people. And we will not tolerate hate in any form, anywhere, in the United States of America."

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