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Medford investigates swastikas, racial slurs

swastika medford boston hate crime Some of the hate crime graffiti in Medford.
Credit: City of Medford

Medford officials and community leaders on Monday denounced the actions by a person or persons who spray-painted about a dozen swastikas and racial slurs throughout the city.

City officials said the incidents occurred Saturday into Sunday, which was Holocaust Remembrance Day. The hate symbols were spray-painted in areas including schools, playgrounds and even on a portable toilet.

“Today we again say with one voice that these hateful messages and symbols will not be tolerated in our community … in our home,” said Mayor Michael McGlynn. “Today we again say with firm resolve, there is no room in the City of Medford for intolerance.”

Medford police are investigating.

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