Third noose in last month found hanging near D.C. museums

A noose was found hanging from a lamp post near the National Mall in Washington D.C. on Saturday, the third time a noose was found in that area in the past month.

The noose discovered Saturday was hanging outside the National Gallery of Art. The previous nooses were found hanging outside the Hirshhorn Museum on May 26 and on the floor of the National Museum of African American History and Culture (pictured above) on May 31. All three museums are located on the National Mall.

Nooses are seen as a hate symbol, representative of the Jim Crow era, segregation, and lynch mobs.

“We are an inclusive city, and we do not tolerate signs of hate, ignorance and fear,” Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser said after one of the other nooses were found. “Our diversity is what makes us stronger, and we will not relent in promoting and defending DC values. We do not take these incidents lightly, and we will not accept that signs of hate are signs of our time.”

[h/t The Guardian | Photo: Getty]

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