Klahanie peace rally draws over 150 residents; more hate graffiti incidents in Klahanie

By Miki Mullor
Editor

A peace rally organized by Plateaupians For Peace that was held next to the Klahanie park drew a crowd of  more than 150 people on Sunday afternoon. The rally was held in response to a flurry of racist graffiti vandalism acts that took place last  week in Klahanie.

People  expressed rejection of the acts and called for neighbors to reach out to each other in a community strengthening effort.  Some held signs that read “No Hate Makes Klahanie Great”, “We Are Family” and “Hate Has No Home Here.”

Klahanie residents woke up early this week to sprayed red graffiti of racists slurs, but it seems no specific resident was targeted and that the targets were randomly chosen.

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Sammamish community acts to counter racist graffiti; rally tomorrow

By Celia Wu

The Sammamish community is acting to counter a series of racist graffiti vandalism in the Klahanie area, organizing a rally tomorrow (see below) and GoFundMe campaigns in support of the victims.

Some residents of Klahanie woke up  Feb. 20 to racist graffiti scrawled over their property.

According to Sergeant Christine Elias of the Sammamish Police Department, 17  people were targets, with reports still coming in Friday. Property vandalized included cars, garage doors, mail boxes, street signs, and even a cement dumpster.

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