Reports of Pride Flags, Ukrainian Flags and Inclusive Lawn Signs Being Desecrated in Silver Spring

According to Montgomery County Council President Evan Glass, Montgomery County Police have received reports  of signs and flags being vandalized in Silver Spring. Glass tweeted the following:

Earlier today MCPD received reports of Pride flags, Ukrainian flags and inclusive lawn signs in Silver Spring being desecrated.

My husband and I live in this neighborhood. As the first openly LGBTQ+ councilmember, I am sickened by these acts of terror.

This is personal.


I am deeply disturbed that the community I call home has been targeted by dangerous acts of hate and vandalism.

Like communities across the nation, we are seeing alarming rises in hate crimes targeting the LGBTQ+ community, communities of color and other vulnerable residents.


These incidents occurred one day after the council voted unanimously to establish an Anti-Hate Task Force, which will lead the efforts to ensure that everyone feels safe living, praying and being their authentic selves in our community


Our work must continue to ensure our LGBTQ+ community feels safe and protected.

This is revolting and will not be tolerated in Montgomery County.

We will post an update if additional information becomes available.


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