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    While Nancy Mace described some of the graffiti spray-painted by vandals as “Antifa symbols”, some social media users sought to dispute her assessment.

    US Republican Rep. Nancy Mace has complained about an apparent act of vandalism that transpired at her Charleston-area residence during Memorial Day weekend.

    The photos and a video that Mace posted on Twitter and YouTube show graffiti spray-painted on the front of her home, the front steps and the sidewalk, including "Antifa symbols and profanity", as she put it.

    "There is a significant difference between nonviolent protests and criminal acts of intimidation and vandalism,” Mace tweeted. “I’m concerned too for my neighbours who’ve been impacted by this appalling criminal behaviour."

    She also offered her thanks to “those same neighbours” who she says have already offered her assistance and support.

    "As I’ve had time to digest what has happened over the last 24 hours, I also wanted to take a moment to urge people to think about their words and their actions," Mace tweeted. "It’s not just social media, but our words impact real people and impact real lives. We should take it down a notch."

    While many social media users offered words of support to Mace, some also argued that the symbols seen in the images she provided were not related to antifa.

    The congresswoman said she had already contacted the authorities to investigate this incident.

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