A Star of David and a swastika were found smeared with feces near the entrance of a television station in Stamford.
Workers of a nearby theater called the police to report the incident. By the time police arrived, the slur had been cleaned up.
Jewish community leaders called for heavier security in the city. Lauren Steinberg, director of the Jewish Federation of Greater Stamford, New Canaan and Darien’s Jewish Community Relations Council said instances of antisemitism occur more often than one might expect.
“Unfortunately antisemitism remains a pervasive element in our communities that we see increasingly more incidents of,” Steinberg said. “This is a reminder to the Jewish community that we need to ensure our security and safety. To the Stamford community as a whole, it is important for us to stand together as neighbors against antisemitism, racism and bigotry of all forms.”
Investigators are working to obtain security footage of the incident, which happened this past week. Employees gave police pictures of the glass panel near the entrance, where the slurs were written.
Source: Stamford Advocate
Image: Stamford Advocate
By: Hadassah Schwarz