Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church in Greenville, Mississipp

Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church in Greenville, Mississippi

*A black church in Greenville, Mississippi was burned and defaced with pro-Donald Trump graffiti late Tuesday.

According to the Delta Daily News, authorities responded to the fire at Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church and found extensive damage to the main sanctuary and the words “Vote Trump” spray-painted along the side of the building.


A woman at the nearby Rose Hill Missionary Baptist Church told The Huffington Post that Hopewell is a historically black church. She said the community is in shock over what happened.

The FBI told The Clarion-Ledger, a Mississippi newspaper, that it is aware of the situation and is investigating to “determine if any civil rights crimes were committed.”

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