Beastie Boys’ Adam Horovitz joins NYC swastika protest

NEW YORK (AP) — Beastie Boys’ Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz called graffiti found on playground equipment in New York City named for his late band member “home grown terrorism.”

Horovitz joined hundreds of others at a protest Sunday morning, a day after a swastika and the words “Go Trump!” were spray-painted on the equipment.

Horovitz blasted Republican President-elect Donald Trump at the rally.

“I reject Donald Trump’s vision for America,” he said, according to PIX11 News. “New York City, I’m asking you to do the same.”

Some people held up signs with Beastie Boys-inspired slogans like “We Gotta Fight for Our Rights,” according to Rolling Stone.

The Brooklyn playground is named for late Beastie Boys’ member Adam “MCA” Yauch, who was Jewish. He died of cancer in 2012. The playground was dedicated a year later.

Photos on Saturday showed the swastika and words were spray-painted on playground equipment. The graffiti has since been removed.

The vandalism was one of several recent instances of the Nazi symbol being found around New York and in other parts of the country.

 

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