Brooklyn’s Adam Yauch Park Defaced With Trump, Swastika Graffiti

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Brooklyn’s Adam Yauch Park Defaced With Trump, Swastika Graffiti

Daniel Zuchnik/Getty

Hateful graffiti has been popping up all over America ever since we elected a hateful troll to our country’s highest office. Today, the playground equipment at Adam Yauch Park in Brooklyn Heights, which was renamed in honor of the late Beastie Boy in 2013, was defaced with two swastikas and the words “Go Trump.” According to Brooklyn City Councilman Brad Lander, the NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force and the Parks Department were on-site immediately, and the graffiti will be painted over tonight.

Related: Richard Spencer, a white nationalist and the guy who coined the term “alt-right,” is (unsurprisingly) cool with swastika graffiti, NPR reports.

Yauch fought racism and Islamophobia in his life. Watch a clip of him speaking at the ’98 VMAs below.

UPDATE: The graffiti has been replaced with hearts. Local politicians and Beastie Boys’ Ad-Rock will hold a Stand Up Against Hate rally at the park on Sunday 11/20.

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