The discovery of a noose at a condominium complex in Maryland is the most recent in a series of such incidents in the Washington, D.C., area, causing alarm among groups that monitor discrimination.
A synthetic rope noose turned up Thursday morning hanging from a tree outside the Heron’s Cove condominium complex in Montgomery Village, Md. Montgomery County police cut down the noose and are investigating.
“I was upset,” resident Monica Moore told Fox 5 news, adding that the sight made her think of her children. “They have to live in this area and it’s sad.”
Nooses have turned up in recent weeks at the National Museum of African-American History and Culture and at the Hirshhorn Museum, both part of the Smithsonian Institution. Others have appeared at college campuses, and most recently, Thursday at a condominium complex in Montgomery Village, Md. (USA Today)