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This banner was hanging on the overpass carrying Interstate 293 over Front Street in Manchester Monday morning.

State authorities and Manchester police are trying to figure out who hung a banner with a racist message on an overpass along Front Street on Monday morning, officials said.

The banner, which read “Jesus Loves White Children,” was hanging on a chain link fence along Interstate 293 in Manchester. While it was up during much of the rush hour, it was down by 9:30 a.m.

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A car on Front Street drives Monday beneath a banner that reads “Jesus Loves White Children.”