Antisemitic Graffiti Found in Reading, Massachusetts

Administration officials in the town are speaking out against antisemitism after the discovery.

Officials in Reading, Massachusetts, are speaking out against antisemitism and hate speech after discriminatory vandalism was discovered inside the town library.

On Thursday, library personnel found a swastika drawn on furniture inside the building.

"The Reading Public Library condemns this act of vandalism and hate speech," said director Amy Lannon in a statement to the press.

Lannon went on to say that the library enforces a 'Patron Rights and Responsibility' policy guaranteeing all patrons access to the library without 'discrimination, harassment or threat of harm.'

"The board of Trustees views the graffiti as a direct violation of this policy," wrote Lannon.

Reading police have been notified about the incident. No suspects have been identified at this time.

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