Another Noose Found Hanging Outside DC Museum

Another Noose Found Hanging Outside DC Museum

Another Noose Found Hanging Outside DC Museum

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Another noose has been found on the Washington Mall in Washington D.C.

On Saturday evening U.S. Park Police discovered a noose near the National Gallery of Art hanging from a light post. Police are reportedly still investigating the incident, with it being the third one to occur in recent weeks.

The first incident occurred back in May when a noose was found hanging from a tree outside the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. This was followed up by a noose that was discovered by visitors at an exhibition at the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

READ: A Noose Was Found At The National Museum Of African American History

Lonnie Bunch, the founding director of the African American Museum, released a statement addressing the incident shortly after it occurred.

READ: Black Student Allegedly Attacked By White Classmates With A Noose

“The noose has long represented a deplorable act of cowardice and depravity — a symbol of extreme violence for African Americans. Today’s incident is a painful reminder of the challenges that African Americans continue to face,” Bunch wrote. “Our museum is a place of learning and solace, a place to remember, to reflect and to engage in important discussions that help change America. This was a horrible act but it is a stark reminder of why our work is so important.”

Source: USAToday.com

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