Another Noose Found Hanging Outside DC Museum
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.
Lonnie Bunch, the founding director of the African American Museum, released a statement addressing the incident shortly after it occurred.
“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.”