Demonstration Responds To Recent Hate Speech In Denton
An alleged assault — followed by a anti-Semetic slur — on a Denton bar manager and then a white nationalist demonstration riled up the city of Denton this week.
Then Tuesday night, more than 100 people attended the demonstration. She said it's important to be active in responding to hate.
"If we choose not to do that by our silence, omission or apathy, we in fact are encouraging hate," Giles said.
Denton City Council members Deb Armintor and Paul Meltzer also spoke at Tuesday's demonstration.
In an interview with KERA News, Meltzer said the incidents do "rattle" when someone who really wants confrontation shows up.
"I think it's also important that people know where to channel their energies because it can feel kind of helpless," Meltzer said.
Denton police said they've assigned an investigator to the bar incident.