Statement on Black Lives Matter Vandalism

Updated: Aug 31, 2020

Dear Arlington friends and neighbors,

There have been at least 13 reports to the Arlington Human Rights Commission of malicious destruction, theft, and vandalization of Black Lives Matters banners and lawn signs around Arlington over the past several weeks, four of these at churches and schools.

The Commission condemns these hateful, racist and potentially criminal acts of vandalism. These banners and signs reflect the values of the Town of Arlington, and all who strive toward advancing racial equity and justice, and show support for our Black community.