Adam Yauch Park in Brooklyn Heights Fouled With Swastikas and Pro-Trump Graffiti; Anti-Hate Rally to Be Held Sunday

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A memorial park in Brooklyn Heights, NY dedicated to the late Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys was vandalized on Friday with swastikas and pro-Donald Trump graffiti.

The number of incidents involving similar defacings have been growing across the United States since the election of Trump as the next president. The Southern Poverty Law Center has received reports of over 700 incidents since election day including over 200 with swastikas and Trump's name.

The Brooklyn Heights incident is, of course, especially heinous as Yauch and the other two members of the Beastie Boys were Jewish.


In reaction, New York state senator Daniel Squadron has organized an anti-hate rally for Sunday morning at Adam Yauch Park, State Street in Brooklyn. A press release on the rally said:
SQUADRON, VELAZQUEZ, LANDER, LEVIN, ELECTEDS, COMM LEADERS STAND UP AGAINST HATE MESSAGES IN ADAM YAUCH PARK

Squadron, Community Come Together to Denounce Hate and Intimidation in Brooklyn and Across the Country

NEW YORK - SUNDAY, State Senator Daniel Squadron, Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez, City Councilmembers Stephen Levin & Brad Lander, elected officials, community and faith leaders will come together to stand against a hate incident in Adam Yauch Park in Brooklyn Heights. On Friday, Squadron's office received a call regarding multiple swastikas and the message "Go Trump" appearing in Adam Yauch Park in Brooklyn Heights.

The constuent and Squadron's office connected the NYPD and Park Department, who are in the process of removing the hate messages as well as investigating the incident.
Council member Brad Lander also took to Twitter to react to Donald Trump's criticizm of a cast member of the Broadway musical Hamilton addressing Vice President elect Pence at last night's performance.
Trump took time to condemn the thoughtful plea of the@HamiltonMusical cast. But not the swastikas in his name in a Brooklyn playground.

Also participating in the rally will be ex-Bikini Kill member Kathleen Hanna. She wrote on Facebook:
Thank you to everyone who has offered love and support. I have received many many mean spirited anti-Semitic comments on both facebook and twitter but have removed them. The idea that I am silencing people by not letting them write abusive things is just stupid.

Swastikas on a playground aren't the worst thing happening at the moment but many people have already been victimized by Trumps new world and we think it's important to stand up and say no, so thank you to the idiots who did this, you brought us together.

The thought that it's probably kids who did this doesn't make it fake, it makes it sad. I hope they are in attendance.
Yauch, along with Michael "Mike D" Diamond and Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz, made the Beastie Boys one of the most popular rap artists of all time. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012.

Adam Yauch died on May 24, 2012 at the age of 47 after battling cancer. The playground was dedicated on May 3, 2013.

2 comments

Dave In Guelph said...

Total bullshit. Hoaxes by the left, of course, no reports on Trump supporters being dragged out of their vehicle and attacked by gangs of blacks. Most everything that comes ut of the SPLC is a lie. MSM still doubling down on the hate and racism. And the regressive left still can't figure out why he was elected.

Dave In Guelph said...

Total BS. Hoaxes by the left, of course, no reports on Trump supporters being dragged out of their vehicle and attacked by gangs of blacks. Most everything that comes out of the SPLC is a lie. MSM still doubling down on the lies, hate and racism against Trump supporters. And the regressive left still can't figure out why he was elected.

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