Hundreds rally after raw pork dumped at Holocaust memorial

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Posted: May 22, 2015 4:13 PM

LYNN, Mass. (AP) — Hundreds of people have gathered in suburban Boston for a peace rally in response to the desecration of a Holocaust memorial with chunks of pork earlier this week.

The Boston Globe reports (http://bit.ly/1Bh7Jdr ) Friday's interfaith service drew a large crowd at Pride of Lynn Cemetery in Lynn, site of the Holocaust memorial.

Five chunks of raw pork were found at the memorial's base Tuesday. Jewish dietary laws prohibit eating pork.

Police say they're investigating the incident as a possible hate crime. They say they're pursuing a new lead after a cemetery worker found what appears to be a supermarket wrapper in which the pork may have been carried.

Chabad Lubavitch of the North Shore Rabbi Yossi Lipsker says people at the rally stand united against all forms of evil.

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Information from: The Boston Globe, http://www.bostonglobe.com