Stickers With Swastika, 'Trump' Spotted In The South Loop
By Stephen Gossett in News on Dec 3, 2016 5:06PM
Stickers with a swastika emblazoned with the word "Trump" are popping up in Chicago, according to social media accounts and news reports.
Simran Jeet Singh, a Professor of Religion at Trinity, in New York, posted the photo below on Twitter on Thursday morning. "A friend of mine says these pro-Trump swastika stickers are showing up on signs around downtown Chicago," his post read. Another user ID'ed the location as the South Loop.
@SikhProf South Loop...:(— Manpreet Kaur (@mteji09) December 2, 2016
According to DNA Info, who first reported the story, residents have reported "a rash" of such stickers in the area, including one spotted near E 14th St. and S Wabash Ave. A spokesperson for Ald. Pat Dowell (3rd Ward) told the site the stickers started appearing after the election.
Chicagoist has reached out to the Alderman's office and will update this post accordingly.
The Southern Poverty Law Center reported nearly 900 incidents of hateful intimidation in just the 10 days following the election. Twenty-five of those occurred in Illinois, several of which were happened in Chicago, according to SPLC. Last week, books about Islam were defaced with swastikas and hateful messages at an Evanston library; and on Tuesday a CPS elementary school was vandalized with a spray-painted swastika. On Thursday, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart announced a new 24/7 hotline through which victims can report threats made based on race, gender religion, nationality or sexual orientation.
[H/T DNA Info]