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Sign between Ancram and Copake defaced

Jun 05, 2021 12:09 am

Natasha Vaughn reports for Columbia-Greene Media that a Black Lives Matter sign on the side of Route 7A between Copake and Ancram was changed to say "White Lives Matter." “I think it’s unfortunate,” Ancram Town Supervisor Art Bassin said. “It’s certainly nothing that anyone around here would endorse. Unfortunately, it’s a sign that’s gotten attention in society with everything going on, but it’s really very unfortunate.” White Lives Matter is a white supremacist group formed in 2015 in response to the Black Lives Matter movement, according to the Anti-Defamation League. “I am very disturbed whenever I hear that anyone’s signs have been defaced or stolen,” Copake Town Supervisor Jeanne Mettler said. “As our country struggles to overcome racism and achieve racial equality, I am particularly disturbed to hear that a BLM sign has been defaced or worse, appropriated for a white supremacist message.” Read more about this story at HudsonValley360.com.

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