HOLLAND, Mich. (WZZM) -- Neighbors are fighting back against vandals in Holland by sending a silent but powerful message.
A neighborhood group is asking people to keep their porch lights on overnight, in response to dozens of buildings being tagged with anti-police graffiti.
"It shows a lack of respect, graffiti in general, but especially on churches," says Andrew Spidahl, a neighborhood connector for the Washington School neighborhood.
During the day, the graffiti gets covered up, but at night, the neighborhood flips a switch to expose the problem.
"#shinedowngraffiti was kind of the hashtag we chose," says Spidahl.
The Washington School neighborhood group is one of two neighborhood groups in Holland asking residents to keep the lights on overnight. In the past few weeks, more than 50 buildings have been damaged with anti-police graffiti.