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Hate graffiti found in New London

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Hate graffiti was found on a sidewalk near a family's home in New London Friday morning and now, multiple organizations are calling for a police investigation.

The phrase "Get a job blacks" and a Nazi swastika were spray-painted on a sidewalk by a person walking to work, according to the Connecticut chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

The graffiti was found near the home of an African-American family.

"As a diverse community, we stand united against any form of hate and we urge law enforcement authorities to investigate this incident, expose those behind it and find out if the family that lives in that house is in any danger," said Mongi Dhaouadi, who is the executive director of CAIR-CT in a statement Friday.

The New London chapter of National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, along with CAIR-CT and faith leaders held a really Friday night to ask for an investigation.

"It's really very disappointing. I hope the people who did that, need and get help," said pastor Elder L. David Cornish. "I hope this conference will help us to help them find their way."

NAACP officials said the community needs to come together as "one voice."

"There is no place for this hate in our City," said Don Wilson, who is the president of NAACP in New London, in a statement.

Since it was spray painted on a sidewalk, the messages will be hard to erase. However, many said they plan to spend the weekend to try and remove it.

Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to call the New London Police Department at 860-447-5269.

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