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More Boston war monuments vandalized

March 20, 2019

BOSTON (AP) — Boston police are investigating more cases of vandalism to military and police memorials.

Police said Tuesday memorials to veterans of several wars as well as fallen police officers in city-owned Mount Hope Cemetery in Mattapan were splashed with a dark liquid.

State police reported Monday that someone had thrown an oily liquid at a World War II memorial at Castle Island in South Boston.

Police Commissioner William Gross called the vandalism “incredibly distasteful and disheartening.”

Mayor Marty Walsh said in a statement said the vandalism “will not be tolerated in our city.”

A police spokesman says it’s too early to say whether the South Boston and Mattapan incidents are connected.

No suspects have been identified.

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