LAFAYETTE - Community members came out Wednesday evening to support two businesses that were vandalized earlier this week.
"I felt angry that our community would be vandalized in that way," said Meredith Grundei who lives near the businesses. "And that it would be in the form of hate."
On Monday night someone spray painted racial slurs on the Las Montanas Market on Public Road. Minutes later someone threw an object through a window at the Eats & Sweets shop, located just two blocks away.
People were inside at the time, but no one was hurt. Police think the incidents could be related since they happened in the same area around the same time.
News of the incidents spread quickly on social media and Wednesday community members came out to show their support.
"They decided to come in today and support us and show us love and just say that we're going to overcome that hate that may happen in our town," said Gretchen Pangilinan, owner of Eats & Sweets.
After gathering at Eats & Sweets everyone walked down the street to Las Montanas Market to support them as well.
"It's something that I don't tolerate," said Grundei. "Something that I hope by us coming out and showing our support [we] can change."
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