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Political Display Torched In Berkshire County

Vivid images out of Berkshire County on social media Friday night after a large stack of hay bales painted “USA Biden/Harris 2020” was torched.

Kate Pike of Holiday Brook Farm in Dalton says the display was constructed on Thursday.

“You know, we expected it to be vandalized leading up to the election, you know, and we had plenty of paint to paint over it to fix it. And I was driving home last night and saw that it looked like there was coffee spilled on it or something, so I pulled back around and kinda figured, ‘OK, I’ll be fixing that in the morning.’ Like, it didn’t even last 24 hours. And then, basically, before I made the ten minute drive home it was up in flames,” said Pike.

Pike says the farm is discussing what to do next, but she believes the vandalism amplifies their original message: vote on Election Day.

Lucas Willard is a news reporter and host at WAMC Northeast Public Radio, which he joined in 2011. He produces and hosts The Best of Our Knowledge and WAMC Listening Party.
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