Black Church Burnt Down And Vandalized With Pro-Trump Graffiti

The incident is being investigated as a hate crime.

Election hysteria is certainly reaching a fever pitch: with less than a week to go, supporters of Donald Trump are becoming violent.

Earlier this week, a predominantly black church was burnt down and vandalized with graffiti that reads "Vote Trump." Police are investigating the situation.

It all went down in Greenville, Mississippi on Tuesday night. Police received a call about a fire in the 111-year-old church which was efficiently extinguished by firefighters. The damages largely occurred in the sanctuary and plans are already underway to rebuild the structure. "We do believe that God will allow us to build another sanctuary in that same place," said Pastor Carilyn Hudson.

No one was injured in the blaze.

"Accidental was ruled out," said Fire Chief Ruben Brown, asserting that the fire was set intentionally. There is currently an $11,000 reward for anyone offering information on the arsonist(s).

Many congregants of the church now feel intimated. "It happened in the '50s, it happened in the '60s, but we're in 2016 and that should not happen," said Mayor Errick Simmons.

The church is now collecting funds for repairs via GoFundMe. At the time this post was written, the crowdfunding campaign had already far surpassed its goal of $10,000, receiving more than $150,000 in donations.

[Photo: Pexels] 

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