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Swastika Graffiti Found in Santa Monica Park

Graffiti of a swastika was found in a Santa Monica park on August 18th.

Stop Antisemitism tweeted a photo of the graffiti, showing that black spray paint was used to draw the swastika on a trash can in Crescent Bay Park. “We are horrified by this blatant display of hatred in a space specifically meant for families to enjoy,” Stop Antisemitism Executive Director Liora Rez said in a statement to the Journal.

Anti-Defamation League Los Angeles tweeted, “We are concerned over reports of swastika graffiti at a Santa Monica park and thank [the Santa Monica Police Department] for verifying that no graffiti is currently there. At a time of increased antisemitism, we must continue to remain vigilant and condemn all acts of hate and bigotry.”

American Jewish Committee Los Angeles Regional Director Richard S. Hirschhaut also said in a statement to the Journal, “The daubing of a swastika anywhere is a cowardly and grotesque expression of antisemitism. We should never grow indifferent to such rank, hateful graffiti. The Santa Monica Police Department must treat this as more than mere defacement of public property.”