BROOKLYN, N.Y. (WTXF/STORYFUL) - A Brooklyn playground named for the late Beastie Boys' star Adam Yauch had been vandalized with swastikas and the words "Go Trump!"
But Brooklynites united Sunday morning in response.
The Beastie Boys organized a rally, which involved politicians and faith leaders, to denounce the hateful messages and send a message that it won’t be tolerated in their neighborhoods.
Photos show the swastika and words were spray-painted on playground equipment in the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood. FOX 29 News does not show hate symbols on air nor online.
The city named the park for the late Jewish rapper in 2013. Yauch died of cancer in 2012 at the age of 47.
New York City Councilman Brad Lander said police were investigating and a Parks Department spokesman said Saturday the graffiti was removed.
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.