Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Vandals Desecrate Dozens of Headstones in St. Louis Jewish Cemetery @alternet

Vandals Desecrate Dozens of Headstones in St. Louis Jewish Cemetery @alternet: Police have not ruled out treating the damage as a hate crime. Dozens of headstones in a Jewish cemetery in Missouri have been toppled in what the state governor described as an “act of desecration” amid growing concern about a US-wide rise in antisemitism.More than 100 headstones at the Chesed Shel Emeth cemetery in St Louis were damaged or knocked in Monday’s attack.Police say they have not ruled out treating the damage as a hate crime. Lt Fredrick Lemons said investigators were looking at surveillance camera footage to help determine who had pushed over the headstones.

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