Anna Dugan was shocked to find her mother's portrait on her downtown Lynn mural defaced with anti-Semitic vandalism (Courtesy Photo)
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Lynn community responds to racist graffiti and vandalism

LYNN — Nearly 10 incidents of racist graffiti and vandalism have been reported in the city over the past year, prompting a community meeting and discussion on Monday night about how to appropriately respond.  

Residents, community leaders and elected officials crowded into a room at the Lynn Community Television headquarters to brainstorm about how to respond to a year's worth of mainly anti-Semitic vandalism in Lynn, and to share their own personal experiences with racism and hatred. 

The consensus was that there should be more education, teaching people an appropriate response to hatred and it should start early, teaching children how to respect people who may be different from them. 

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