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Welcome sign for Bangladeshi American community vandalized

A welcome sign for the Bangladeshi American community in Detroit, Michigan, has been vandalized.

According to Click on Detroit, vandals spray painted over a sign welcoming drivers to the Banglatown neighborhood, a neighborhood mostly comprised of Bangladeshi Americans.

The sign was installed in 2017 after some debate over its wording, The Detroit News reports. It reads “”Welcome to Banglatown, Bangladeshi American Community.”

“It’s not just a sign, it’s our identity, it’s my existence,” Dr. Rabbi Alam, first-generation Bangladeshi American and president of the Alliance of South Asian American Labor Michigan Chapter told Click on detroit. “We believe in co-existence.”

“(For) somebody to come at the night time and tamper our establishment is not acceptable,” Alam added. “It’s a shame.”

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