Police said they are investigating an act of vandalism at a Silver Spring church as a hate crime.

On Sunday, members of the Episcopal Church of Our Saviour discovered one of their signs, advertising a Spanish-language service, had been tagged with a racist message.

The sign had been cut in several places. The words, “Trump nation. Whites only,” were also written on it the back.

Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde of Episcopal Diocese of Washington gathered with church members and priests to stand in solidarity following the incident.

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