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Posted on: November 14, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Mayor Macdonald Issues Statement Against Harassment in Lewiston



November 14, 2016



Mayor Macdonald: “Harassment Based on Race, Religion, or Other Factors Will not Be Tolerated in Lewiston.”


Following Tuesday’s election, there have been media reports of increasing incidents of harassment based on racism and bigotry around the country.  Reacting to concerns expressed by some in our community, Mayor Robert Macdonald stated:


“The City of Lewiston and our Police Department will not tolerate the harassment of any members of our community for any reason.  We are proud that Lewiston, one of Maine’s most diverse cities, is also one of its safest.  I join with President Elect Donald Trump in his call to those who might consider engaging in any harassing behavior to stop it.”


According to the Lewiston Police Department, there have been no reported incidents of harassment in Lewiston since the election.  Interim Police Chief Brian O’Malley indicated that the department has been in contact with representatives of the immigrant community and will continue to closely monitor the situation in the coming days.  According to O’Malley, “No member of our community should fear going about his or her daily activities.  The Department will respond aggressively should any incidents occur.”


For Further Information, Contact:


         Robert Macdonald, Mayor, 207-212-8867

         Brian O’Malley, Interim Police Chief, 207- 513-3137



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