Vandals damaged the interior furnishings of an Indian restaurant in downtown Santa Fe and spray-painted racist comments on walls and art objects in the building, as first reported by the Santa Fe Reporter.
Cameron Brown, an associate of the restaurant owner and his son, said the comments included “white supremacist stuff.”
Santa Fe Mayor Alan Webber issued the following statement about the vandalization:
This hate crime is sickening and appalling. We need to stand up as a community and denounce this despicable act. We will find whoever did it and punish them to the full extent of the law. The Singhs are a long-standing Sikh family that has used its own resources to feed homeless Santa Feans through the goodness of their hearts. For them to be attacked this way breaks our hearts. We absolutely reject racism, intolerance, and hate. As Mayor and as a community, we rise in unity to support the Singhs and their employees.
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham tweeted: