ORANGEVALE (CBS13) — A new Sikh temple in Orangevale opened its doors to the community Saturday, two weeks after vandals defaced the building with white supremacist graffiti.

(credit: Guru Maneyo Granth Gurdwara Sahib)

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Vandals painted a swastika and wrote “white power” on a sign in front of Guru Maneyo Granth Gurdwara Sahib on Walnut Avenue.

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The temple was just inaugurated on Jan. 12. The graffiti was discovered the very next day.

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One speaker at Saturday’s event told the audience that with hate crimes on the rise people need to come together and stand against hate — now more than ever.