Beastie Boys’ Adam Horovitz joins NYC swastika protest

NEW YORK (AP) — Beastie Boys’ Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz has attended a protest by hundreds of people at a New York City park named for his late bandmate vandalized with swastikas and the words “Go Trump!”

ABC-TV reports Horovitz joined Democratic Rep. Nydia Velazquez, the city’s public advocate and others at the park Sunday.

Rolling Stone reports some carried signs with Beastie Boys-inspired slogans like “We Gotta Fight for Our Rights.”

The Brooklyn playground is named for late Beastie Boys’ member Adam Yauch, who was Jewish. He died of cancer in 2012.

Photos on Saturday showed the swastika and words were spray-painted on playground equipment. The graffiti has been removed.

The vandalism was one of several recent instances of the Nazi symbol being found around New York and in other parts of the country.

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