‘Welcome’ sign vandalized in Iowa town

Photo from WHO.com

Photo from WHO.com

As the immigration debate heated up in Iowa, resident of one town were troubled by a piece of vandalism there.

A sign near the edge of Marshalltown, Iowa, usually reads “Marshalltown Welcomes You.”

Someone apparently spray-painted “Mexico” over the word “Marshalltown” on the sign.   The damage was discovered Wednesday, July 23, 2014 according to our sister station WHO-TV.

Census information indicated nearly 25 percent of Marshalltown was Hispanic.

“The city has taken down the sign that was vandalized. It’s not clear when they will put it back up,” WHO reported.

Related:   Davenport Residents: Mixed Emotions on Mayor’s Immigration Plan

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