- Associated Press - Friday, August 28, 2015

RENO, Nev. (AP) - The minister of a Reno church says he’s already ordered a replacement for a sign that was damaged in what may have been a racially motivated act of vandalism.

The Rev. Neal Anderson says the “Black Lives Matter” sign was vandalized within 24 hours of when he put it up Wednesday outside the Unitarian Universality Church of Northern Nevada in south Reno.

He says he reported the incident to police Thursday morning when they discovered the word “Black” had been covered with the word “White” in red spray paint. Police have had no formal comment.

Anderson told the Reno Gazette-Journal (http://tinyurl.com/qx6z4sv ) the church is dedicated to eradicating racism and wanted to show solidarity for the black liberation movement. He plans to dedicate the new sign during his sermon on Sunday.

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Information from: Reno Gazette-Journal, http://www.rgj.com

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