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Montgomery County Cemeteries Defaced With Swastikas Following Russia's Invasion Of Ukraine

CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. (CBS) -- A coordinated investigation is underway after three cemeteries in Montgomery County were defaced with swastikas overnight, according to the Conshohocken borough mayor. This happened in Whitemarsh and Plymouth Townships, as well as Conshohocken.

The Plymouth Township Police Department released a statement on the investigation, saying in part:

"The Plymouth Township Police Department, along with the Whitemarsh Township Police Department, are currently investigating several incidents of Institutional Vandalism. During the overnight hours from February 23rd  – February 24th, a person (or persons) desecrated grave sites at Saint Benedict Cemetery, Saint Matthews Cemetery and Old Saint Matthews Cemetery."

Friends, this morning after we awoke to the news of a Russian invasion of Ukraine, we were shaken by a tremendous act of...

Posted by St. Mary Polish American Society on Thursday, February 24, 2022

According to Mayor Yaniv Aronson, the police departments are coordinating investigative efforts following the vandalism.

"Our three municipalities have zero tolerance for bigotry, racism, antisemitism and xenophobia," he wrote in a statement.

This morning our community woke up to hate speech vandalism in cemeteries and landmarks across Conshohocken, Plymouth...

Posted by Yaniv Aronson on Thursday, February 24, 2022

Anyone with information should call 610-279-1901.

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