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Adam Yauch Park In Brooklyn Heights Tagged With Swastikas And 'Go Trump'

Adam Yauch Park In Brooklyn Heights Tagged With Swastikas And 'Go Trump'

The Beastie Boys are joining fans, faith leaders and politicians in NY to take a "stand against hate messages".

"Yet more hatred & anti-Semitism from Trump supporters", Lander wrote on Twitter. "I reject Donald Trump's vision of America, New York City I'm asking you to do the same".

Following the park being vandalized, some fans came forward to post cut out hearts on the playground to cover the grafitti in an act of solidarity.

Adam Yauch Park in NYC has been defaced by vandals.

The park bears the name of Adam Yauch, a bassist and singer with the Beastie Boys, who was also a human rights activist. New York City Councilman Brad Lander tweeted a photo of the graffiti that included the words "Go Trump!"

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. This caused the local meeting to become an all-out anti-hate rally, which was fueled by the support of local religious leaders and an artist from the Beastie Boys.

On Nov. 18 the swastikas and the words "Go Trump" were found spray-painted on a make-believe train in the Brooklyn Heights playground.

Surviving Beastie Boys member Adam Horovitz (a.k.a. Ad-Rock) was so distraught that he announced that Sunday they would hold an anti-hate rally at the Brooklyn Heights park in response. "We've got to stand up against hate".

This country has seen a marked uptick in hate crimes in the nearly two weeks since the election.

"We are deeply disturbed by yet another highly visible anti-Semitic incident in New York", said Evan R. Bernstein, ADL New York Regional Director. Palmetto Playground in his hometown of Brooklyn was renamed in his memory the following year.

In the latest update, Ad-Rock, one of its former member, confirms his attendance for the said rally.