A Brooklyn Heights park dedicated to late Beastie Boys member Adam Yauch was defaced with anti-Semitic and pro-Donald Trump graffiti on Friday, according to a New York Daily News report. Yauch's mother is Jewish.
New York City Councilman Brad Lander tweeted a picture of the graffiti spraypainted on playground equipment, consisting of two swastikas and the words “Go Trump,” adding that the graffiti would be painted over later that night.
Local elected officials will join interfaith and community leaders at the park on Sunday to “denounce hate and intimidation.”
Hate has no place in Brooklyn, NYC, or our country. Join me & colleagues Sunday to stand against hate messages. 11:30, Adam Yauch Park, BK pic.twitter.com/BZ95sx9HwF— Daniel Squadron (@DanielSquadron) November 18, 2016
According to an NYPD official, there have been 13 instances of swastikas appearing across the city since Donald Trump’s electoral victory. The Southern Poverty Law Center has noted a drastic uptick in hate crimes, receiving nearly six months’ worth of reports of hate crimes in a one-week period.
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