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Anti-Semitic and white supremacist graffiti was scrawled on a Marblehead causeway along with President Trump’s campaign slogan on Friday, according to police.

A kayaker noticed the graffiti on Friday evening and reported it to police. It was facing the harbor on Ocean Avenue.

The graffiti included a Star of David inside a circle with a line drawn through it, the words “KKK is here,” the campaign slogan “Make America Great Again,” the word “Trump,” and a reference to the Pizzagate conspiracy theory.

Marblehead police said on Sunday that the graffiti had been removed.

Police said more hateful graffiti was found in Seaside Park, but were unsure whether it was related to the causeway graffiti.

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Marblehead police ask that anyone with information contact detectives at 781-631-1212.
Marblehead police ask that anyone with information contact detectives at 781-631-1212.Marblehead Police Department

Marblehead police ask that anyone with information contact detectives at 781-631-1212.

The New England Anti-Defamation League is hosting an event called “Marblehead Unites Against Hate” on Monday in response to the graffiti.

State Representative Lori Ehrlich — whose district includes Marblehead, Swampscott, and parts of Lynn — is helping to promote the event. She described the graffiti as “both disgusting and disappointing.”

The event is set to take place at Riverhead Beach at 10 a.m. on Monday, according to a Facebook page for the event. There will be several speakers, including ADL New England Regional Director Robert Trestan, Marblehead police chief Robert Picariello, faith leaders, and Ehrlich.

“We will demonstrate that, as a community, we reject hate, and will prove that the cowards who defaced our community don’t make us afraid, they don’t speak for us, and their attacks bring us together rather than divide us,” Ehrlich said.


Reena Karasin can be reached at reena.karasin@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @reenakarasin.