Charlottesville Mayor Michael Signer Talks About How Protests Were Handled

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Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit STACEY VANEK SMITH, HOST: We want to turn to another voice in Charlottesville now. Michael Signer is the mayor of Charlottesville, and he joins me on the line now. Mayor Signer, welcome. MICHAEL SIGNER: Thank you for having me. SMITH: So you were a faculty member and an alum of the University of Virginia. That is where the white nationalists first marched on Friday night, holding the torches. We all saw those images. How did it make you feel to see that happen? SIGNER: I thought it was tantamount to terrorism, to tell you the truth. I mean, it was a visual display that was clearly meant to intimidate and terrorize. And it was also just, you know, it was sad and outrageous all at the same time to see several...

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