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Posted on: December 4, 2020

Norristown Council decries act of racism in town

NORRISTOWN- On the morning of Dec. 3, an item was found on a building in downtown Norristown that was covered in racial epithets and objects. The Norristown Police Department is investigating this matter and the item has since been taken down.

Council released the following statement about the incident Thursday afternoon.

“The Municipal Council of Norristown does not stand for any racist, sexist, or other hateful actions and behaviors of any of its residents or visitors to demean and belittle others. Norristown is home to over 35,000 people whose diverse backgrounds make it a melting pot of cultures from block to block, neighborhood to neighborhood. Council has taken proactive steps to ensure that all people who live and work in Norristown are treated with respect and feel comfortable in our town. Racist attitudes are not now, and never will be welcome into the diverse community that is the Municipality of Norristown.”

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