PITTSBURGH, PA (August 14, 2017) - Mayor William Peduto issued the following statement today in response to the announcement of a protest scheduled to take place in Pittsburgh this Saturday:
"We have been monitoring social media and intelligence reports regarding potential right wing protests this weekend in Pittsburgh. However, we have not received any event permit requests nor confirmed whether any such protests will actually occur. We are preparing our public safety resources and are engaging with our community stakeholders. As Pittsburghers, we have zero tolerance for violence or hatred, and we will do everything in our power to keep our city's residents safe. While we must respect First Amendment rights, let me be clear: those spreading hate, fear and violence are not welcome in our city."