Massachusetts: “Swastika Found in Reading Public Library”
From The Boston Globe:
Reading Public Library staff found a swastika drawn on furniture in the library Thursday, and police and town officials have classified the incident as part of an “ongoing and concerning problem” in the town, the library said.
Upon seeing the Nazi symbol, library personnel immediately contacted the Reading Police Department, the library said in a statement Friday.
“The Reading Public Library condemns this act of vandalism and hate speech, and is dedicated to strengthening the community by encouraging civic engagement, protecting intellectual freedoms and preserving the town’s history,” the library said in the statement.
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