New York Commuters Unite to Remove Anti-Semitic Graffiti

New York Commuters Unite to Remove Anti-Semitic Graffiti

  Date Accessed: 2/5/17    Website: http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/new-york-commuters-unite-remove-anti-semitic-graffiti-subway-n716961    Credit: NBC

Date Accessed: 2/5/17

Website: http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/new-york-commuters-unite-remove-anti-semitic-graffiti-subway-n716961

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It was an uncomfortable ride for a group of New York commuters on Saturday as they sat among a number of anti-Semitic and Nazi symbols that had been painted onto the subway car. "The train was silent as everyone stared at each other, uncomfortable and unsure what to do," said one passenger, Gregory Locke. That is, until one got up and said “Hand sanitizer gets rid of Sharpie. We need alcohol.” The rest of the car moved into action, digging in their bags for hand sanitizer and tissues to wipe away the graffiti. The writing, made up of swastikas, ‘Heil Hitler’, and other crude slogans, was gone before the car reached its destination at Lincoln Center. Reports of swastika graffiti and other bias crimes has spiked since the recent presidential election, according to the NYPD.

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