The African Burial Ground in lower Manhattan.

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‘Hate has no place in NYC’ – Arrest made in racist vandalism at African Burial Ground

November 20, 2018 - 11:01 am
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A suspect has been arrested for a hate crime in Manhattan.

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Reports say a 57-year-old man was taken into custody for leaving racist graffiti at the African Burial Ground National Monmument.

The burial ground contains the remains of thousands of enslaved blacks from the 17th and 18th centuries.

The incident was met with outrage by black leaders.

“Some lowlife come and right back here on this monument write ‘kill the N’s.’ You must be out of your mind if you think we’ll remain silent. We want an arrest,” Assemblyman Charles Barron said.

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams offered $1,000 of his own money as a reward in the case.

The incident came on the heels of several hate crimes, including a number of anti-Semitic crimes in Brooklyn.