Seattle police are investigating racist graffiti found at Curry Temple CME Church in Seattle’s Central District.
Vandals have tagged a Seattle church with racist graffiti that includes swastikas and a message telling its congregation to “go back” to Africa.
The Seattle Police Department is investigating the messages, said Kiara Porter, director of social concern at Curry Temple CME Church in Seattle’s Central District. Porter said the church believes the vandalism occurred at some point between Friday and Sunday morning.
“Right now there’s a state of confusion,” Porter said. “A lot of us don’t understand why our church would be targeted.”
Porter said the vandals broke into some of the church’s rooms, but that it wasn’t immediately clear whether anything had been stolen. She said SPD officers had been at the church throughout Sunday morning to investigate.
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“A lot of us are really shaken up,” Porter said.
The congregation was gathering Sunday morning and still planned to go ahead with a Sunday service.