Graffiti containing antisemitic slurs and references to gas chambers found in Yorktown, New York
Residents of Yorktown, New York, have expressed their concern after graffiti containing antisemitic slurs was found under a bridge.
The graffiti, found under the Northbound Bridge where the Taconic Parkway passes over the Croton Reservoir, is reported to have contained the word “Kike” and references to killing Jews in gas chambers.
The slurs were, however, quickly covered up with black paint by police.
In a statement, Yorktown Town Supervisor Matt Slater said: “We will not let this disgusting and ignorant language define us. Hate has no home here and we will continue to stamp it out whenever it raises its wicked head.”
A spokesperson for Campaign Against Antisemitism said: “This grotesque graffiti, revelling in the Nazi genocide of millions of Jewish people, is a reminder to us all that antisemitic hatred endures. Everyone has a responsibility to be vigilant and combat anti-Jewish racism whenever it arises. We applaud the police for quickly covering up the inciting language, and trust that they will undertake a thorough investigation to identify the culprits and bring them to justice.”
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