Marblehead community members stand against recent offensive graffiti

The spray-painted graffiti has been washed off

MARBLEHEAD, Mass. (WWLP) – An Essex County community is coming together to stand up to hatred and bigotry.

After the discovery of anti-Semitic and racially offensive graffiti on a seawall.

In response, more than a hundred people turned out Monday in Marblehead for an anti-hate rally.

Chief Robert Picariello, of Marblehead police said, “We don’t hide from it.  We shine a light on it, and try desperately to show that this isn’t what this town’s about.”

The spray-painted graffiti has been washed off, and police say they are still investigating.