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Pair of Swastikas Discovered in Massachusetts Town

Police in Massachusetts are investigating an act of antisemitic vandalism in Wayland, where two large swastikas were painted on a roadway.

Ed Burman, Wayland’s acting police chief, said the department received reports about the vandalism on Rice Road at 8:50 a.m. Tuesday. Responding officers found that the swastikas were painted in two separate places on Rice Road. Burman told NewsCenter 5 that the swastikas were spray-painted on parts of the roadway that are not near homes and that the vandalism likely happened overnight.

Members of the Wayland Department of Public Works were called to the scene to cover up the swastikas.

“It was just upsetting. Immediately, we were upset to know that this can happen in our town, in our community,” said Rabbi Danny Burkeman of Temple Shir Tikva.

Wayland police detectives are actively investigating the vandalism in partnership with the Massachusetts State Police Fusion Center.

“It’s clear that people are taking out their frustrations about what’s going on in the Middle East on the Jewish community here,” Burkeman said.

Source: https://www.wcvb.com/article/swastikas-painted-on-road-wayland-massachusetts/45838689#