U.S. Intersection Hit with Anti-Semitic Graffiti for Fifth Time

Part of the anti-Semitic graffiti scrawled on a Washington D.C. Intersection comparing Jews to rats

According to a report by JTA, Anti-Semitic graffiti has appeared for the fifth time this month at one of the busiest intersections in the Chinatown section of Washington, D.C.

On Monday, swastikas were discovered sprayed on a street. A swastika also was drawn on the door of a corner near Starbucks.

The graffiti was found near where vandals in August had previously painted the word “Jew” repeatedly next to images of rats on an outdoor Chinese Zodiac public art display.

Maintenance crews employed by Downtown D.C., a private nonprofit organization that encourages businesses in the city center, have reportedly removed the graffiti, including the swastikas.

D.C. Police are offering a $1,000 reward for information that may lead to arrests. The incidents are being investigated as suspected hate crimes.

For further reading:

http://www.jta.org/2016/08/23/news-opinion/united-states/anti-semitic-graffiti-painted-at-dc-intersection-for-5th-time

http://www.timesofisrael.com/dc-intersection-hit-with-anti-semitic-graffiti-for-5th-time-in-august/

by: Chirelle Chekroune

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