Statement from U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas on the Fourth Anniversary of the events at Charlottesville, Virginia | site |



(Information contained in U.S. Department of Homeland Security [DHS] press release dated: August 12, 2021)


Statement from Secretary Mayorkas on the Fourth Anniversary of the events at Charlottesville, Virginia


“On the 4th anniversary of the events at Charlottesville, Virginia, we remember Heather Heyer and all those who were victims of the senseless violence that occurred on that tragic day. The Department of Homeland Security continues to work closely with our partners across every level of government, the private sector, and communities throughout our country to prevent acts of targeted violence and domestic terrorism.

“Over the last four years, we have seen a rise in violence motivated by ideologies of hate, false narratives, and other extremist views targeting people because of their race, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity, or political beliefs. At the Department of Homeland Security, we have redoubled our efforts to prevent acts of targeted violence and domestic terrorism through a whole-of-society approach. In combating targeted violence and domestic terrorism, we protect our homeland, the American public, and our values as a Nation.