Rhode Island, USA – Pawtucket police are investigating after a swastika was spray painted on the sign of a local synagogue.
The president of the Congregation Ohawe Shalom, said the graffiti is considered to be a hate crime.
Local leaders say they plan to discuss the crime and anti-Semitism at a news conference Monday morning.
Congressman David Cicilline released a statement Sunday, saying:
“I’m angry and disgusted. This despicable act of vandalism has only one purpose – to intimidate members of our community and it won’t succeed.
This kind of hatred must be condemned by everyone. Such deeply offensive acts of bigotry and intolerance have no place here. Someone knows who did this, and they should come forward immediately.
My thoughts are with all the members of Congregation Ohawe Shalom today.”
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