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Swastikas, ‘Go Trump’ Spray-Painted At Beastie Boy’s Memorial Park

18Nov

A memorial park honoring  Beastie Boys member Adam Yauch was found defaced with anti-Semitic graffiti Friday, spray-painted with swastikas and the words “Go Trump.” . @beastieboys Adam Yauch Park in Brooklyn Heights was left defaced with ugly symbols of hate today

A memorial park honoring Beastie Boys member Adam Yauch was found defaced with anti-Semitic graffiti Friday, spray-painted with swastikas and the words “Go Trump.”

.@beastieboys Adam Yauch Park in Brooklyn Heights was left defaced with ugly symbols of hate today. This cannot be the new normal! pic.twitter.com/xWjS7HLNyG

— Karen Wang (@kw492) November 18, 2016

Adam Yauch Park in Brooklyn Heights, New York, where Yauch used to play as a child, was named for the Beastie Boy after he died of cancer at age 47 in 2012. Yauch and the other Beastie Boys were of Jewish heritage.

This is the park where our kids play,” one Instagram user wrote. “Wake up people. This is not ok.”

“Adam Yauch stood for tolerance,” the New York City Mayor’s Office tweeted in the wake of the incident, condemning the hateful crime.

Adam Yauch stood for tolerance. Call 911 if you see vandalism, harassment or hateful acts. #NotInOurCity https://t.co/scpiFTkNix

— NYC Mayor's Office (@NYCMayorsOffice) November 18, 2016

The defacing of Yauch’s memorial park follows a number of anti-Semitic, racist and hateful acts that have been reported in the days since Donald Trump became president-elect. In a similar act of vandalism, one student drew swastikas on classmates and another drew the anti-Semitic symbol on a white board along with the words “Go Trump.”

Many Americans have expressed concern over these displays of intolerance and have questioned the president-elect’s racist, misogynistic and anti-Muslim rhetoric during his campaign.

Since the election, thousands have taken to the streets to protest Trump’s election, chanting “Not my president” and “Love trumps hate.” 

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