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Antisemitic, Anti-Black Graffiti Spray Painted in Weston Residential Community

Update November 30th: Three teens, all age 16, have been arrested in relation to the graffiti; more here.

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Residents in a Weston neighborhood are seeking answers after racist and antisemitic graffiti was spray painted in the area for the second time in less than a month.

State Rep. Robin Bartleman, a Democrat whose district includes the Weston Hills neighborhood where the graffiti was found, posted pictures on social media showing the disturbing writings as did the watchdog organization StopAntisemitism.

A swastika was spray painted on a speed limit sign as well as a sign into the neighborhood and an electrical box.

“It’s horrific. People should know better in this day and age”, one resident said.

Offensive terms for the Black community and the Jewish community were also spray painted.

“This hatred must be called out forcefully. It is incumbent on all of Florida’s leaders to unequivocally condemn this dangerous rhetoric,” U.S. Rep Debbie Wasserman Schultz said in a statement released Sunday. “Only when we unite to vocally condemn the perpetrators of these hateful acts, can all Americans truly love, learn and worship freely and without fear.”

The incident comes after graffiti was found on a sidewalk in the same neighborhood during the Yom Kippur holiday on October 5.