Two incorrectly drawn swastikas including the words “Go Trump” were found spray-painted on playground equipment in Brooklyn Heights last month.
— Brad Lander (@bradlander) November 18, 2016
Days later, on a Sunday morning, thousands of peaceful demonstrators opposed to vandals defacing Brooklyn’s Adam Yauch Park overwhelmed the playground, smiling, hand-clapping, and carrying placards with messages of peace and love.
City workers painted over the graffiti in the park, which had been renamed in 2013 after Beastie Boys’ founding member, Adam Yauch. Yauch died of cancer in 2012.
Beastie Boys rapper, Adam Horovitz, joined by local politicians, addressed the crowd by calling on Brooklynites to remain vigilant:
“Keep your eyes open, take a stand for others. This is homegrown terrorism and we have to reject Donald Trump’s vision for America.”
Small children capped the rally by decorating the site of the vandalism with paper hearts and flowers.
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