WILLIAMSVILLE, NY -- The Black Lives Matter sign in front of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Amherst (UUCA) has been defaced, with the word "Black" sprayed over with black paint.
The incident occurred sometime Wednesday, December 6.
According to the UUCA, located on Main Street in Williamsville, the sign was first displayed over a year ago, to "bring awareness of the difficulties faced by minority members of our community and the nation."
Hella Jacob, Chair of the UUCA's Board of Trustees, had this to say,
This act of vandalism will only serve to deepen our commitment to remind our community that black lives do matter. We have been working on
ourselves this past year and are implementing a new program, Living
the Pledge to End Racism, which we hope to bring to the rest of the
community very soon.
Amherst Police say there are currently no suspects or leads, and the church does not want to press charges at this time.
The UUCA hopes to repair the sign, but will replace it if necessary.