Holocaust Memorial in Boston Vandalised Twice in Two Months

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by Agence France-Presse, The Daily Telegraph, August 15, 2017

A memorial to the Holocaust in Boston has been vandalised for the second time in less than two months with a 17-year-old suspect due to appear in court on Tuesday, police said.

The teen allegedly threw a rock at the New England Holocaust Memorial, shattering a glass panel at around 6:40 pm (2240 GMT) on Monday, before being detained by two bystanders, police said.


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Shattered glass littered the ground next to the damaged panel.

The suspect would be charged with willful and malicious destruction of property, police said. Officers from the civil rights unit were investigating to determine if additional charges are pending.

"Boston stands up against hate. I'm saddened to see such a despicable action in this great city," said Mayor Marty Walsh.

The incident came two days after a woman was killed when a suspected Nazi sympathiser plowed a car into a crowd of anti-racism protesters after a violent rally by neo-Nazis and white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia.

"In light of the recent events and unrest in Charlottesville, it's sad to see a young person choose to engage in such senseless and shameful behavior," said Boston police commissioner William Evans.

It was the second time in less than two months that the Boston Holocaust memorial has been vandalised, officials confirmed. Another suspect was charged last time.

The memorial has six glass towers, representing the six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust, the six main death camps and the six years, 1939-1945, during which the infamous "Final Solution" took place.

Boston is the largest city in the northeastern state of Massachusetts.


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