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Antisemitic Graffiti Found in Reading, Massachusetts

Administration officials in the town are speaking out against antisemitism after the discovery.

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    Antisemitic Graffiti Found in Reading, Massachusetts
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    Officials in Reading, Massachusetts, are speaking out against antisemitism and hate speech after discriminatory vandalism was discovered inside the town library.

    On Thursday, library personnel found a swastika drawn on furniture inside the building.

    "The Reading Public Library condemns this act of vandalism and hate speech," said director Amy Lannon in a statement to the press.

    Lannon went on to say that the library enforces a 'Patron Rights and Responsibility' policy guaranteeing all patrons access to the library without 'discrimination, harassment or threat of harm.'

    "The board of Trustees views the graffiti as a direct violation of this policy," wrote Lannon.

    Reading police have been notified about the incident. No suspects have been identified at this time.

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