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NHDP Statement on Hate Crime Committed Against NH Dem Office

CONCORD, NH — This morning, the New Hampshire Democratic Party’s Belknap County office in Laconia was discovered to have been targeted with anti semitic and white supremacist graffiti.


This attack follows recent posts on social media by the County Committee expressing solidarity with the city's Jewish community and a remembrance of the anniversary of Kristallnacht which took place on November 10th.


The office was covered in swastikas and anti semitic slurs, as well as flyers advertising a white supremacist group.


In response, NHDP Chair Ray Buckley released the following statement:


“We are outraged and horrified by the recent discovery of antisemitic and white supremacist graffiti at our Belknap County office in Laconia. This blatant display of hate, marked by swastikas, are a direct threat to our Jewish community, and we demand immediate and thorough action from law enforcement agencies.


“The documented rise in these hate crimes here in New Hampshire is alarming and unacceptable. We must confront and challenge this vile ideology at every turn.


“We stand in unwavering solidarity with the Jewish community and all those targeted by these abhorrent acts. We will not be intimidated or deterred in our fight against bigotry. We call on every citizen to join us to ensure that New Hampshire remains a place where hate finds no harbor.”

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