Rally held in Lynnfield for racial justice after BLM sign once again vandalized

Rally held in Lynnfield for racial justice after BLM signs once again vandalized

LYNNFIELD, Mass. — A rally is being held Saturday morning in Lynnfield to support the fight for racial justice.

This isn’t the first time this community has come together. Dozens gathered in August after a Black Lives Matter sign in someone’s yard was vandalized.

Organizers are putting together another peaceful protest from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. after they said that a Black Lives Matter yard sign was once again vandalized in a supporter’s driveway.

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In August, Boston 25 News reported on similar demonstrations that popped up to show community support after three days of vandalism. Those included stolen Black Lives Matter signs, hateful messages painted on a driveway and a message tagged on a tree.

One of the victims in August said she felt targeted because of race, but appreciated the people who have come to the demonstrations in support.

“It makes it all the less sad that there’s so many people here in support of something that is just so humane,” said Andrea Markarian, who experienced one of the hate crimes.

Sue McDonough, an organizer of a demonstration, said, “We don’t accept that cowardly in the dark of night you can do this to someone’s home. Number one it’s trespassing and number two it’s criminal.”

Boston 25 News has reached out to Lynnfield Police about what organizers described as this latest act of vandalism.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.