The Office of the Governor of the State of Maryland

07/05/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/05/2020 10:41

Governor Hogan Statement on Events in Baltimore City

ANNAPOLIS, MD-Governor Larry Hogan today issued the following statement on events in Baltimore City:

'While we welcome peaceful protests and constructive dialogue on whether and how to put certain monuments in context or move them to museums or storage through a legal process, lawlessness, vandalism, and destruction of public property are completely unacceptable. That is the antithesis of democracy and should be condemned by everyone, regardless of their politics. Baltimore City leaders need to regain control of their own streets and immediately start making them safer.'