Newswire: UPDATE: Ad-Rock will attend an anti-hate rally in Adam Yauch’s defaced NYC park

Back in 2013, Brooklyn’s Palmetto Playground was rechristened Adam Yauch Park, in honor of Beastie Boys rapper and life-long borough resident MCA, who died of cancer in 2012. Today, however, Twitter user Karen Wang is reporting that the playground has been defaced, with pro-Donald Trump graffiti and swastikas appearing on the park’s equipment.

.@beastieboys Adam Yauch Park in Brooklyn Heights was left defaced with ugly symbols of hate today. This cannot be the new normal! pic.twitter.com/xWjS7HLNyG

— Karen Wang (@kw492) November 18, 2016

Although Yauch himself was a practicing Buddhist, and grew up non-religious, his mother was Jewish, and the Beastie Boys are generally noted as a Jewish-identifying group. Numerous outlets have reported on an increase in racist incidents and hate crimes in the week and a half since Trump won the presidential election.

UPDATE: Pitchfork reports that members of the Brooklyn community have organized an …

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