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Mayor outlines steps to address 'acts of hate'

Swatiskas left on trees at Southwest County Park

 

Last updated 5/6/2021 at 6:38am

Philo Calhoun

Trees in Southwest County Park in Edmonds were vandalized with hate symbols recently.

Edmonds Mayor Nelson on April 29 laid out a series of steps to tackle what he said are repeated "acts of hate" in the city.

The steps were prompted shortly after the City and Snohomish County officials were notified by an Edmonds resident of spray-painted swastikas on the trunks of several trees at Southwest County Park.

"Unfortunately, this is one of several similar incidents in Edmonds in the recent past," said Nelson in a news release.

Southwest County Park, located between Olympic View Drive and 76th Avenue West in Edmonds city limits, is owned and managed by Snohomish County. A coordi...



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