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Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi issued the following statement in response to the desecration, decapitation, and removal of a bronze Gandhi statue in Davis, California by unknown attackers:

“I condemn this malicious act in the strongest terms, and I call upon the FBI to investigate it as a possible hate crime intended to intimidate Indian-Americans, among others. The desecration of a statue of Gandhi, who championed peace and non-violence and who continues to influence countless nonviolent struggles for justice including in America, serves as a sad reminder of how important his teachings remain.”