JAMESTOWN – A rally taking a stand against vandalism of statues honoring the Underground Railroad history in Jamestown will take place this weekend.
The Jamestown Justice Coalition announced on their Facebook page the rally against white supremacy and hate will happen on Saturday at 11 a.m. in Dow Park.
This as the Jamestown Police Department and FBI are investigating anti-Semitic and anti-African American graffiti of two statues in the downtown recreational area.
The damage has since been cleaned off by the Jamestown Parks Department.
Justin Hubbard, coordinator of the coalition, spoke with our news partners Erie News Now on Monday, calling out what he says is a growing pattern, after a statue was stolen from that very exhibit in May.
“This shows a pattern of attacks, and it shows attacks on the black community here, this is not some random act of vandalism this is white supremacist symbols and they knew exactly what groups to hit because these are historical statues to the black community,” said Hubbard.
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the Jamestown Police Department via their tip line at 716-483-Tips (8477).
Police say the incident will be investigated and prosecuted to the fullest extent to the law.