Someone appears to have carved a swastika into a recycling cart on Wenham Street Thursday, according to the resident whose bin was vandalized.
Jamaica Plain News is not naming the person victimized, but she agreed to share her story. She told a Facebook group that her family – which is Jewish – has no reason to believe it was directed at them. It feels personal all the same, she told the private Facebook group.
“Please be vigilant and let’s look out for one another,” the Forest Hills resident wrote. “We are a community.”
The incident comes amid reports of attacks and vandalism possibly motivated by ethnic and racial prejudice after the election of Donald Trump. CNN has a roundup of several alleged incidents nationwide. In nearby Wellesley, Trump-supporting Babson College students are reported to have driven through Wellesley College flying a flag for the president-elect and shouting epithets about gender and race, according to the Globe.
The Wenham Street family plans to report the incident to police on Friday. Below is a photo of the recycling bin: