Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway’s Statement on Today’s Hate March


Madison does not want or welcome hate groups like the one that invaded our community today. I know how disturbing it was to see Nazi symbols openly displayed on our streets. Please know that the Madison Police Department was closely tracking their activities and was prepared to intervene if needed.

This group and others like it are trying to normalize hatred, racism and antisemitism. We must not let them succeed. Hate has no home in Madison, and we must not let it take root here. Together, we can continue to build a strong community with strong democratic institutions that respect First Amendment rights, while embracing and valuing diversity.

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