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Nazi Symbols Carve into Trees at Illinois Park

Champaign police are asking for help in learning who put a swastika on a tree in Mattis Park early Tuesday.

A passerby saw the hate symbol on a tree in the park in the 600 block of Devonshire Drive around 7 a.m. and notified police.

Lt. Brian Maloney said officers checked the area for any evidence that might help identify the person or people who put it there, then took it off the tree.

If you have information about this incident, call Champaign police at 217-351-4545. If you prefer to remain anonymous and possibly collect a reward, contact Crime Stoppers at 217-383-8477 or 373tips.com or via the free “P3 Tips” mobile app.

Source: https://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/courts-police-fire/swastika-found-on-tree-in-south-champaign-park/article_c534339d-996d-5915-bb34-52f3e59ac9c7.html