Police arrest suspect in vandalism of Boston Holocaust memorial
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A person has been arrested after the city of Boston’s Holocaust memorial was vandalized on Monday night.

WHDH reports that Boston police arrested a suspect after witnesses claimed to see a person throw a rock at the memorial, which shattered a pane of glass. 

WHDH reports it’s the second time the memorial has been vandalized in 2017. A man was arrested in June for smashing another pane of glass on the memorial.


Boston Mayor Marty Walsh (D) responded to the vandalism Monday night, praising the Boston police for a “quick arrest” and vowing that the city of Boston would “stand up against hate.”

The memorial was erected in 1995 and contains six glass towers, representing the 6 million Jews who were killed and the six years of the Holocaust.

The vandalism follows violent clashes at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., this weekend. One person was killed and at least 19 people were injured when a man with alleged ties to racist groups plowed his car into a group of peaceful counterprotesters.