Several adults waved antisemitic signs over a bridge last weekend along Valley Forge Road near Valley Forge National Historic Park, officials said.
Township Supervisor Sharon Humble said at a supervisors’ meeting Monday night that Nazi SS and other antisemitic signs were waved over a bridge.
“I want to make people aware that these were adults,” she said of the incident.
The Jewish advocacy group StopAntisemitism tweeted a photo of the men, asking their audience to help identify one of the participants.
State Rep. Melissa Shusterman, who represents Tredyffrin, Easttown, Willistown and Schuylkill townships, alerted constituents in an online newsletter Friday about the incident.
“Nazis shamefully attempted to intimidate and harass residents in Tredyffrin Township near Valley Forge National Historical Park,” Shusterman wrote. “It’s disturbing that in recent months, we have seen an uptick of similar activity in both Chesco and Delco – hateful leaflets, flags, and graffiti polluting our neighborhoods.”
Shusterman said she is thankful that the “strong-knit community has been outspoken on this issue and will not tolerate such hatred and bigotry.”
In June, over 300 residents turned up in support of their community at an anti-hate rally in Chesterbrook. Tredyffrin, Easttown and Radnor townships adopted ordinances condemning antisemitism and all other forms of hate.
On March 25, Tredyffrin police were notified of antisemitic graffiti on a retail establishment at Gateway Shopping Center and along Valley Forge Road. The following day, a citizen discovered racially insensitive graffiti on multiple signs, including racial slurs and antisemitic symbols at Valley Forge Middle School.
Subsequently, a 15-year-old was arrested as a juvenile for spraypainting racial slurs and swastikas at the Valley Forge Middle School.
Swastikas were found on Chesterbrook Boulevard and in other locations in the township on April 20.