Swastikas, Trump graffiti defaced park named for Jewish Beastie Boys rapper

According to the Post, local officials have announced a rally at the Crown Heights, Brooklyn park to "denounce hate and intimidation.”

November 19, 2016 16:55
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Adam Yauch

Adam Yauch, "MCA," of the Beastie Boys.. (photo credit: REUTERS)


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A children's playground named in memory of the late Beastie Boys rapper Adam Yauch was defaced with Swasitkas and Trump slogans on Friday, the New York Post reported.

According to the Post, local officials have announced a rally at the Crown Heights, Brooklyn park to "denounce hate and intimidation.”

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Yauch, who founded the Beastie Boys with Mike Diamond and Adam Horowitz in 1979, was born to a Jewish mother and a Catholic father in Brooklyn. He was diagnosed with cancer in 2009 and passed away at age 47 in 2012.

Two swastikas were carved into a door at the Manhattan apartment building where New York State Sen. Brad Hoylman resides earlier this week, prompting the senator to express his fear they were inspired by President-elect Donald Trump's recent victory, according to the New York Daily News.

The vandalism, according to Hoylman, was a result of Trump refusing to condemn the white supremacist ties of Steve Bannon, who Trump recently "rewarded" as his chief strategist.

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