St. Peter’s Italian Catholic Church in Los Angeles was found vandalized on Monday, seemingly in protest of Columbus Day and the opening of the Americas to European colonization.
The vandalism is being investigated by officials as a “hate crime,” the Los Angeles Times reported.
Photographs show splotches of red paint on the front steps and facade of the church.
Detectives w/@LAPDHQ are investigating, what appears to be paintball vandalism, to St. Peter’s Italian Catholic Church. No security cams, and no witnesses. The pastor says it happened between 7-7:30 a.m. today— downtown #LosAngeles. pic.twitter.com/wSHBVERNdb
— Craig Fiegener (@CraigNews3LV) October 11, 2021
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