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President Schlissel's message on Capitol violence

Depiction of the president's message, with his signature.

Thursday, 01/07/2021

University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel issued a social media and website message regarding Wednesday's violence in Washington:

"What distinguishes our form of government is its inviolable respect for the will of the people. Today’s violence represents an assault on our liberty and the fundamental values of American democracy." 

The text of the full statement is on the president's website.