Racist graffiti found on trees at Easthampton conservation area

Hampshire County

Someone pained some hateful graffiti on trees at an Easthampton conservation area. 

Easthampton police found graffiti written at the Edward Dwyer Conservation Area. 

When 22News took a ride in the area, we could see racist slurs written on several trees. The conservation area is near the Manhan River off Pleasant Street in Easthampton.

One man who said he’s not surprised to see such hateful language written in a public area. 

“It’s terrible, I don’t know what you can do about it,” said John Benware of Southampton. “It seems to be on the increase at schools, graffiti.”

There is a conservation trust group that manages the area. They will be looking into options for removing the graffiti. 

22News made a call to Easthampton police about the graffiti, they have yet to get back to us.  

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