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Oct 14, 2016 12:00 PM

Political campaign signs face removal, defacement, destruction in Claremont

CLAREMONT — The Claremont Police Department has received a number of complaints concerning the removal, defacement or destruction of political campaign signs.

This has been a common problem during the presidential campaign. Last week a Donald Trump sign was stolen in Peterborough, and police are searching for the two suspects involved in the taking.

READ: Police looking for 2 men who stole 'rather large' Trump sign from NH lawn

Claremont police said that the acts in their town seem to have been primarily directed at Clinton campaign signs.

Under NH RSA 664: 17 it is against the law for anyone to remove, deface or knowingly destroy any political advertising which is placed on public property. Violations are punishable by civil penalty of up to $1,000.

Concerns over the placement of political advertising signs on public property can be brought to the attention of local police or the New Hampshire Attorney General's Office.

More information concerning political advertising law can be found here.

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