Park City shuts down virtual comments after hate speech

Three people spread racist and antisemitic hate speech during public comment at the Park City Council meeting Thursday.

Park City Mayor Nann Worel immediately cut off the virtual remarks, which happened in rapid succession during a public hearing on Deer Valley’s proposed Snow Park project Thursday.

Similar incidents have happened at public meetings across the country in recent weeks, from Northampton, Massachusetts, to Eugene, Oregon.

Some cities have stopped allowing online public comment altogether as a result.

Worel did not allow virtual public comments for the remainder of Thursday’s meeting.

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