Community Will Rally After Racist, Nazi Graffiti Scrawled In Lincoln Square
By Stephen Gossett in News on Aug 27, 2017 2:40PM
Lincoln Square community members will hold an anti-white supremacy rally on Sunday evening after racist graffiti was scrawled on a garage and sidewalk in the neighborhood this weekend.
Graffiti that read “Make Weimar Great Again” and “SS” was scrawled on the garage door in the neighborhood and another tag that read “Diversity Is White Genocide” and “You Will Not Replace Us” was found nearby.
We need a clean up on the 4600 block of Campbell in Lincoln Square, some bigots tagged the sidewalk pic.twitter.com/8sH4Ih8gOu— agitator in chief (@soit_goes) August 26, 2017
Stuart Lang, whose garage door was hit with the vandalism, told CBS Chicago: “I have a neighbor who lives down the street who has a relative who is a Holocaust survivor — he came by and he was clearly distraught by it. It’s meant to upset people and meant to divide people. It’s a horrible thing to see, especially in our neighborhood.”
Community members came together over the weekend to paint over the graffiti, according to ABC7 and DNA Info. Attendees at Sunday night’s demonstration event plan to chalk positive messages around the rallying point, at Waters Elementary School (4540 N Campbell Ave), at 5 p.m.
The anti-racism event description notes:
"In response to the recent hateful graffiti found in Lincoln Square, our community must come together to show that we stand firmly opposed to any and all messages of white supremacy. Join your fellow community members to show that our community is one of acceptance and drown the hate with our messages of love."