Miss. Black Church Burned, Vandalized With Words ‘Vote Trump’

The Hopewell M.B. Church, a black church in Greenville, Miss., burned Tuesday night. 

The side of the Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church shows a badly burned part of the building, as well as the words “Vote Trump” spray-painted on the building’s side. Angie Quezada via Facebook

A Greenville, Miss., black church was burned and vandalized Tuesday night, Mississippi News Now reports.

According to the report, authorities responded to a call about a church burning after 11 p.m. The Hopewell M.B. Church was found burned and also vandalized, with the words “Vote Trump” spray-painted in white on the outside of the building.

Delta Daily News reports that there were no reported injuries. Most of the fire damage was in the main sanctuary.

A reporter from the Clarion-Ledger tweeted that the local FBI said that it was “aware of the situation” and was working with local, state and federal law enforcement to “determine if any civil rights crimes were committed.

Read more at Mississippi News Now and Delta Daily News.

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