Police are investigating racist graffiti that was found at an Ithaca Commons storefront.
A Celtic Cross was sprayed into the former Trader K’s storefront.
The Celtic Cross has been co-opted into a symbol for white supremacist organizations across the U.S.
“Symbols of bigotry and hate have no place in our community. The Tompkins County Office of Human Rights encourages all people to condemn and report such actions and expressions of hate and bigotry,” Dr. Ken Clarke said in a statement. He’s the director of the Tompkins County Office of Human Rights.
IPD is in the process of trying to have the graffiti removed.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Ithaca Police Department. Their investigation remains active.
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