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Residents, activists concerned about racist graffiti in Swissvale

Residents and activists on Wednesday decried a recent incident of racist graffiti at a Swissvale transit parklet and demanded a stronger response from the borough government. The group of eight that held a press conference outside of the Swissvale council meeting said they were “troubled” by graffiti on a garbage can in early November that included a racial slur and suggested ending racism by killing African Americans.

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