Disturbing sign briefly displayed in downtown Rochester

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A disturbing sign was on full display for a short time on Wednesday in a busy part of Rochester.

The sign, with “KKK” written on it, appeared sometime this morning on top of a pile of rubble in a section of the Inner Loop being filled in near East Avenue.

City workers removed the sign around noon, but not before a lot of people who live and work downtown saw it.

“I don’t want to be close to that, close to hate,” said business owner Charles Arena. “I don’t want it in my life, my business or personal life. We are an all-embracing, small community here. And it just doesn’t feel good.”

We reached out to city officials about the incident, and have not heard back. There’s no word on who’s responsible.

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