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Hartford Church Damaged, 'Black Lives Matter' Banner Ruined

Hartford Church Damaged, 'Black Lives Matter' Banner Ruined

HARTFORD — The historic Christ Church Cathedral has fallen victim to vandals twice in recent days, one of whom tore up the church's "Black Lives Matter" banner.

The section of the banner that had the word "black" written on it was sliced off, so the sign reads, "Lives Matter," said the Very Rev. Miguelina Howell, dean of the cathedral.

The vandalism was discovered Wednesday, she said. It is the fourth time the banner has been damaged.

Then, in an incident church leaders suspect is unrelated, damage was discovered Thursday morning on the wood and glass entrance of the church, at the corner of Church and Main streets, Howell said. The...

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