Message of unity replaces torched Biden-Harris farm display

Posted 10/13/20

DALTON, Mass. (AP) — A stack of hay bales on a Massachusetts farm decorated in support of the Democratic presidential ticket that was burned down has been replaced with a similar display with a …

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Message of unity replaces torched Biden-Harris farm display

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DALTON, Mass. (AP) — A stack of hay bales on a Massachusetts farm decorated in support of the Democratic presidential ticket that was burned down has been replaced with a similar display with a different message.

The original display at Holiday Brook Farm in Dalton featured 19 wrapped hay bales painted with the words “USA" and “VOTE" along with the names of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris.

A man is of burning it down on Friday evening.

The new, nearly identical stack of hay bales now says “Love, Unity, Respect” and features a pair of U.S. flags, a globe and the word “VOTE.”

Farm owner Dicken Crane told he decided on the new message after seeing the widespread attention drawn by his first display.

“We really didn’t want to increase the divisiveness around the election,” Crane said Monday. “It’s a message that we really hope this country is about. If we respect unity and love, it makes the names on the political message less important.”

The man suspected of setting fire to the original sign is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday.

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