The property where this most recent noose was located is under construction and unoccupied.
There are no known suspects at this time.
“We are an inclusive city, and we do not tolerate signs of hate, ignorance and fear,” D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said in a statement Saturday afternoon. “I have directed the Metropolitan Police Department to investigate these incidents, the Office of Human Rights to activate our hate crimes protocol and the Office of Religious Affairs to engage faith leaders to be a resource for residents.”
“Our diversity is what makes us stronger, and we will not relent in promoting and defending D.C. Values. We do not take these incidents lightly, and we will not accept that signs of hate are signs of our time.”
There will be a prayer vigil and rally Sunday at 6 p.m. in Southeast in response to the discovery of the noose. Those interested can march with others from East Washington Heights Baptist Church at 2220 Branch Avenue SE to the scene in the 2100 block of 36th Place SE.
The public is urged to call Metro police at 202–727–9099 or text 50–411 if they have information about these incidents.
Editor’s note: This story has been updated to reflect that the noose was found by the door.
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