A Republican headquarters located in Concord, New Hampshire was vandalized with the word “Nazis” spray painted to the rear of the building.
The vandalism was also accompanied by someone breaking a window of the facility.
These actions follow just days after violence broke out in Charlottesville, Virginia, causing one death and several dozens injuries.
Per Daily Mail:
The New Hampshire Republican Party says ‘malcontents’ are responsible for spraying the word ‘Nazis’ inside a hand-drawn heart on the rear of his headquarters building in Concord.
The vandalism happened sometime after 6pm Wednesday and was discovered early Thursday when staff came to open the office, party adviser Patrick Hynes said. Staffers attempted to wash away the word off, but it was clearly visible.
Someone also tossed a rock through a window, but there was no interior damage and the building wasn’t broken into.
The hate-toned vandalism comes at odds with the community with the Concord police calling it “intolerable”:
The Concord police confirmed it was investigating the incident, adding ‘the symbolism contained within this act of vandalism is of particular concern to law enforcement and is considered intolerable within our community’.
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This isn’t the first time the headquarters has been vandalized, he said. Someone threw rotten food at its front door in 2014 and, before that, wrote ‘Health Care For All’ near the spot of the latest incident.
‘It’s malcontents who obviously don’t represent the majority of the public in New Hampshire,’ said Hynes, noting a recent Granite State Poll found 62 percent of residents support Republican Gov. Chris Sununu. ‘They are fringe elements.’
The state chapters of both political parties have spoken against the actions:
Jeanie Forrester, chairwoman with the state’s Republican party, agreed with Hynes and told CNN she condemned the vandalism.
‘We’ve got to tone down the rhetoric. What happened last night is really disappointing. Violence and vandalism are not acceptable. We can disagree on issues but it should not rise to the level of violence and vandalism,’ Forrester said.
The chairman of the New Hampshire Democratic Party, Ray Buckley, called the vandalism ‘unacceptable’ and said the party ‘wholly condemns this criminal action and hopes the perpetrator is held accountable’.
‘There is no place for that in our politics,’ he added.