Boston Holocaust Memorial vandalized for second time in a matter of months

A 17-year-old has been charged with vandalizing the Holocaust Memorial in Boston.

According to a police press release, two bystanders tackled the teen after he allegedly threw a rock through one of the six tower’s glass panels. 

The Monday night attack came following a weekend of violence in Charlottesville, Virginia organized by white nationalists and attended by neo-nazis, white supremacists, and the alt-right.

The panels are etched with numbers representing the numbers that were tattooed on the arms of those held captive by Nazis in concentration camps.

RELATED: A look at the damage done to the Boston Holocaust Memorial

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BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 14: A worker cleans up broken glass at the New England Holocaust Memorial that was vandalized when a rock was thrown through a panel that was part of it on August 14, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 14: Investigators look at glass shards on the ground from the New England Holocaust Memorial in Boston after it was vandalized on Aug. 14, 2017. (Photo by Keith Bedford/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
Workers clean up after a glass panel etched with numbers representing victims was broken at the Holocaust Memorial in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., August 14, 2017, days after a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia turned violent. REUTERS/Brian Snyder TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Workers clean up broken glass after the Holocaust Memorial was vandalized in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., August 14, 2017, days after a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia turned violent. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
Workers clean up after a glass panel etched with numbers representing victims was broken at the Holocaust Memorial in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., August 14, 2017, days after a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia turned violent. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
Workers clean up broken glass after the Holocaust Memorial was vandalized in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., August 14, 2017, days after a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia turned violent. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 14: A worker cleans up broken glass at the New England Holocaust Memorial that was vandalized when a rock was thrown through a panel that was part of it on August 14, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 14: Broken glass at the New England Holocaust Memorial that was vandalized when a rock was thrown through a panel that was part of it on August 14, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 14: Passersby look at glass shards on the ground from the New England Holocaust Memorial in Boston after it was vandalized on Aug. 14, 2017. (Photo by Keith Bedford/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
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This is the second act of vandalism taken against the memorial in less than three months, according to the Washington Post. The suspect has been charged with willful destruction of property, and police are investigating whether or not to call it a hate crime.

Referring back to the weekend violence in Charlottesville, Boston’s police commissioner said, "Clearly, this type of behavior will not be tolerated in our city."

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh also tweeted about the incident writing he’s "saddened to see such a despicable action in this great city" and that he’s thankful for the quick arrest.

The Anne Frank Center sharply criticized President Trump, saying “It's what happens, @POTUS, in the incubator of hate you've worked to create.”

The memorial has been a fixture in the area since 1995 and hadn’t been vandalized before until June of this year.

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