Playground Named for Beastie Boy Defaced With Swastikas

Someone also spray-painted 'Go Trump!' on Adam Yauch Park
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 19, 2016 11:05 AM CST
Playground Named for Beastie Boy Defaced With Swastikas
Someone defaced a New York park named in honor of the late Beastie Boys member Adam Yauch with swastikas and a pro-Trump slogan.   (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, file)

(Newser) – A Brooklyn playground named for the late Beastie Boys' star Adam Yauch was vandalized with swastikas and the words "Go Trump!" the AP reports. Photos show the swastikas and words were spray-painted on playground equipment in the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood. The city named the park for the late rapper, who was Jewish, in 2013. Yauch, better known as MCA, died of cancer in 2012 at the age of 47.

New York City council member Brad Lander said police were investigating. The graffiti was removed by Saturday. It was one of several recent instances of the Nazi symbol being found around New York and in other parts of the country. The playground includes basketball courts, a community garden, a greenhouse, fitness area, an open play space, drinking fountains, and a dog run. (Read more Beastie Boys stories.)

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