Violence in Virginia: How Tampa Bay area, state officials are reacting

White nationalist demonstrators clash with counter demonstrators at the entrance to Lee Park in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. Gov. Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency and police dressed in riot gear ordered people to disperse after chaotic violent clashes between white nationalists and counter protestors. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

TAMPA BAY, Fla. (WFLA) — Several leaders throughout Florida, including many in the Tampa Bay area, have spoken out on Twitter to denounce the violence that broke out during a white nationalist rally in Virginia on Saturday.

The day left three people dead, dozens more injured and officials all over the country condemning what happened, including many state and local officials.

Governor Rick Scott

Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn

St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman

House Speaker Richard Corcoran

Senator Marco Rubio

Senator Bill Nelson

Rep. Kathy Castor

Rep. Vern Buchanan

Rep. Stephanie Murphy 

Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

Rep. Val Demings

Rep. Lois Frankel

Rep. Ted Deutch

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Rep. Frederica Wilson 


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