Holocaust Memorial in Boston Shattered, Days After Neo-Nazi Rally in Charlottesville

One civil rights group blames Trump for creating an „incubator of hate.“

By Conor Gaffey / Newsweek/Alternet

A civil rights group has accused President Donald Trump of creating an “incubator of hate” after a Holocaust memorial in Boston was vandalized for the second time in two months on Monday.

Police in Boston arrested a 17-year-old male suspect on Monday evening after being told by witnesses that he had thrown a rock and smashed part of a glass panel at the New England Holocaust Memorial.

The suspect’s name has not been released, as he is a juvenile, but police said he would be charged with wilful and malicious destruction of property. The Boston Police Department’s civil rights unit is also looking into the incident.

The New England Holocaust Memorial consists of six luminous glass towers that are each 54 feet high. The panels are etched with millions of numbers that reflect the numbers tattooed onto victims by Nazi guards at concentration camps.

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