Black Mississippi Church Burned And Vandalized With ‘Vote Trump’

Amanda Terkel/Huffington Post

A black church in Mississippi was burned and vandalized with pro-Donald Trump graffiti late Tuesday.

Authorities responded to the fire at Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church in Greenville, Mississippi, Tuesday night. Delta Daily News reports that the majority of the damage was to the main sanctuary and there were no reported injuries. Someone had spray-painted the words “Vote Trump” along the side of the building.

A woman at the nearby Rose Hill Missionary Baptist Church told The Huffington Post that Hopewell is a historically black church. She said the community is in shock over what happened.

The Greenville Police Department declined to comment, directing inquiries to the mayor’s office. No one at the mayor’s office was immediately available to comment.

The FBI told The Clarion-Ledger, a Mississippi newspaper, that it is aware of the situation and is investigating to “determine if any civil rights crimes were committed.”

ANGIE QUEZADA/DELTA DAILY NEWS
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