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Swampscott hit with hate graffiti

SWAMPSCOTT — Hate graffiti was discovered in two separate locations in Swampscott early Wednesday morning.

The first hate tag, located on a large white cemented bench overlooking Eisman’s Beach on Puritan Road, was found by Swampscott Police before 3 a.m., according to Sgt. Jay Locke. In large lettering, the message read “Upper middle class 1%,” followed by several derogatory terms regarding homosexuals, said Locke.

The second location covered in hate remarks was down by Blocksidge Field, he said. Words of profanity, including the message “F*** Swampscott,” were tagged all over the sports teams’ storage lockers and portable toilets near the back of the field.

Swampscott Department of Public Works cleaned all the graffiti up late Wednesday morning, Locke said. The police department is in the process of checking private security cameras in nearby homes as well as the government camera that checks the coastline, which is positioned above the vandalized bench at Eisman’s Beach.

The investigation is still ongoing and police ask anyone with information to call the department at 781-595-1111.



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