In New York's Greenpoint district, unknown perpetrators vandalised the statue of Father Jerzy Popiełuszko. The monument was covered with rubbish and anti-Polish slogans were painted on it.
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A special unit of the New York City Police for hate crimes issued a message asking for help in apprehending the perpetrators.
The Polish Consul General, Adrian Kubicki, arrived at the scene and thanked the police for their efforts to find the perpetrators of this "sad act of vandalism". He stressed that the monument of Father Popiełuszko in Greenpoint is important to the Polish community in New York, "a city standing up for tolerance and freedom". "Father Popiełuszko fought for these values all his life,” the consul recalled in his Twitter entry.
We are vigorously investigating the vandalism of the statue of Jerzy Popiełuszko, a Polish priest murdered in1984 due to his work in Poland's Solidarity Movement. We are very aware of the significance to the @NYPD94Pct Polish community. If you have any info ☎️1-800-577-TIPS(8477) pic.twitter.com/3wsKl9bxWF— NYPD Hate Crimes (@NYPDHateCrimes) May 5, 2021