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Photos: Lincoln Square Rallies, Marches Against Bigotry After Alarming Racist Graffiti Incident

By Stephen Gossett in News on Aug 28, 2017 4:00PM

More than 100 community members rallied in a demonstration against white supremacy in Lincoln Square a day after racist graffiti was found scrawled in the neighborhood.

Residents gathered together on Sunday evening at Waters Elementary School (4540 N Campbell Ave) to chalk "positive graffiti" on the sidewalks in the wake of the hateful incident that alarmed neighbors over the weekend.

Graffiti that read “Make Weimar Great Again” and “SS” was scrawled found scrawled on a garage door in Lincoln Square on Saturday morning. Another tag that read “Diversity Is White Genocide” and “You Will Not Replace Us” was discovered nearby. Members of the community rallied together to remove the graffiti on Saturday.

Community members also marched on Sunday, sporting homemade signs with messages such as "Hate Has No Home Here," "Love Your Neighbor," and "Hatred… Not In My Backyard." Adults and children chalked messages on sidewalks, including "Black Live Matter" and "Love Trumps Hate."

"We're going to demonstrate this is an isolated incident. This is not going to define our neighborhood," said a speaker at the rally.