Portsmouth, NH – The Portsmouth Police Department was notified Friday around 9 a.m. of previously unseen hateful graffiti, which appears to be fresh, located on a Market Street pedestrian bridge that was found by a morning walker.
The graffiti, which police noted in a news release consists of antisemitic and white supremacist rhetoric, was spray-painted on a bridge near Alumni-Wentworth Field.
Images of the graffiti provided by the department show the Star of David spray-painted in red, followed by a derogatory term for Jewish people and an “X” next to it followed by the phrase “White Lives Matter.”
Detective Sgt. Kevin McCarthy, lead investigator on the recent slew of hateful graffiti spray painted on downtown area buildings and places of worship the morning of Feb. 21, stated that the Market Street discovery is now being lumped into the larger ongoing investigation.
“It was discovered by a walker today and it looks like it may have been there for a little while unnoticed,” McCarthy said Friday afternoon.