EUGENE, Ore. -- The Eugene City Council voted Monday in favor of a resolution to condemn white nationalism.
The vote comes after city leaders said there have been hate crimes reported in the city. One member of the Human Rights Commission said there have been recent incidents of swastikas being spray-painted on businesses in the Whiteaker, Jefferson and downtown neighborhoods.
Monday morning dozens of supporters and community members gathered at the Wayne Morse Free Speech Plaza, saying that white nationalism won’t be accepted in Eugene.
“Just like you and me, we care about our neighbors, right?” Eugene Human Rights Commission Chair Joel Iboa said. “We live here. We work here. We play here. And it’s important for everyone in Eugene, regardless of their skin color, regardless of who they pray to or how they look like, for them to feel safe in our city.”