Natalia Pfeifer posted photos of a smashed pane at the Holocaust Memorial at 6:50 p.m.
Just watched a man run away after smashing Boston's Holocaust Memorial with a rock. These acts of hatred are everywhere. We must resist.
Boston Police report arresting a 17-year old from Malden - with the help of a couple of people who witnessed the vandalism and grabbed the alleged punk and held him until officers arrived.
He'll be arraigned tomorrow on a charge of wilful and malicious destruction of property, police say, adding they are also considering whether to charge him with a civil-rights violation.
The memorial consists of six glass towers, with panes etched with numbers representing the six million Jews killed by the Nazis.
The memorial stood for 20 years without vandalism. In June, a man was charged with smashing a panel at the memorial with a rock.
In a statement, Police Commissioner William Evans said:
Clearly, this type of behavior will not be tolerated in our city. And, in light of the recent events and unrest in Charlottesville, it’s sad to see a young person choose to engage in such senseless and shameful behavior.