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Antisemitic Callers Disrupt Multiple Massachusetts City Council Gatherings

Officials in a Massachusetts community issued an apology after “vulgar and disturbing” interruptions of two town virtual meetings.

Concord Town Manager Kerry Lafleur said the most recent so-called “Zoom bombing” incident occurred during a Finance Committee session on Thursday evening.

“The subject matter was antisemitic in content and deeply offensive,” Lafleur wrote.

The town manager said a similar hate-filled interruption also occurred during a recent meeting of the community’s Zoning Board of Appeals.

“I’d like to extend my deep apologies to all who were witness to these vulgar and disturbing actions,” Lafleur wrote.

On behalf of the town, Lafleur condemned the hateful content.

“Hate speech of any kind is antithetical to our values, and while our board and committee meetings are open and accessible to the public, hate speech has no place in these meetings, and will not be tolerated,” the town manager wrote.

Lafleur said the town would work to update policies for those scheduling and facilitating Zoom meetings and provide additional training.