Election 2017

All the Trump graffiti spotted in Philly so far

Hate messages and anti-Trump graffiti. It’s a thing.

A city worker cleans graffiti off of Philadelphia City Hall that reads "Not My President."

A city worker cleans graffiti off of Philadelphia City Hall that reads "Not My President."

Via @TMacDonaldWHYY on Twitter

Since Philadelphia woke up to stunning election results Wednesday morning, there have been at least five instances of Donald Trump-related graffiti — both pro and anti — reported in Philadelphia.

These are the incidents we’ve heard about so far:

1. Swastikas and ‘Sieg Heil 2016’ in South Philly

Facebook via Chris Allen

Swastikas, the word “Trump” and “Sieg Heil,” a phrase used by the Nazis that means “Hail Victory,” were discovered on an abandoned storefront in South Philadelphia Wednesday near Broad and Wharton. Wednesday was also the 78th anniversary of the Kristallnacht attacks on Jews in Germany.

The Philly Voice reported that police are investigating the incident. The Anti-Defamation League released a statement saying it was “horrified” by the graffiti.

“While we view this as an isolated incident, we cannot allow this behavior to become routine,” the group said in the statement. “Everyone has a role to play in combating bigotry – we must advocate, educate and investigate until hate is no longer welcome in our society.”

2. ‘Trump Rules’ and ‘Black Bitch’ on a car

Via @anthony19145 on Twitter

On Wednesday morning, a Twitter user posted a photo of an SUV at the Liberty Body Shop in South Philly that had “Trump Rules” and “Black Bitch” written in black spray paint. The Daily News reported the SUV was likely one of a number of cars and homes that were targeted on South 6th Street. Police told the DN they are investigating.

Police have released surveillance video of the suspect and additional photos of his “work,” including spray painting “Trump Rules” on a home.

3. ‘Fuck Trump’ on a bus shelter

A social media staffer at Philly.com tweeted this photo yesterday afternoon from Broad Street near Chestnut:

4. ‘Fuck Trump’ at Broad and Bainbridge

Inquirer reporter Chris Brennan tweeted a photo this morning of someone who had tagged a building near Broad and Bainbridge with “Fuck Trump.”

5. ‘Not My President’ on City Hall

At about 9:30 this morning, WHYY reporter Tom MacDonald tweeted this photo of a city worker cleaning a wall on the north side of City Hall, where someone had apparently spray painted “Not My President.”

6. Swastika at a Fishtown park

This swastika at Shissler Rec Center was discovered Friday, and was painted within the last week. It has been reported to city officials.

7. ‘It’s our pussy now, Bitch’ keyed on a South Philly car

This vandalism was discovered on Saturday morning by a South Philadelphia resident, who posted it to Facebook and said it motivated her to “help make her community a better place.”

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