Madison Mayor Paul Soglin released the following statement Saturday in response to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia:
"Mayors of all parties from coast to coast stand united in support of the good people of Charlottesville, Virginia. We want to send a firm united message that hate and violence have no place in our public square.
"We urge every leader at every level of government to be firm that in the year 2017 there is no place in America for the display of violence we see in Charlottesville. It is critical that violent hate groups such as the KKK, Nazis and white supremacists be identified and repudiated by all responsible elected officials starting with the president of the United States. Supporting an elected official should not provide cover to anyone who preaches hatred or violence or both."