Mayor Nadine Woodward issued the following statement regarding the unrest in the U.S. Capitol today:

“We watched with great disappointment and heavy hearts the violence and disruption today in the U.S. Capitol Building. Freedom of speech and expression are hallmarks of our country and violence and property destruction have no place in that process. This was a sad day for our country. As members of our community feel compelled to respond to the national conversation or make their voices heard, Spokane expects that it will be done respectfully, peacefully, and appropriately.”