WORCESTER, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) -- Lamar Watkins felt shocked when he went into the post office and allegedly saw a hangman's noose hanging from the middle of a post office room.

According to the NAACP, Watkins went into the post office on June 12 and spotted the noose in the employee area.

He told the organization it was clearly visible to customers from the service counter and he took photos of it.

Watkins says he asked why the noose was there and he says he was ignored.

He then contacted the Worcester NAACP, and it wasn't until Political Action Co-Chair Chuck Jackson went in to the post office two weeks later, and saw the noose, still hanging. Only when he demanded it be taken down was it removed.

When asked why the noose was up there Jackson said an employee told him the noose was put up as decoration by another employee 20 years ago.

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