Swastikas spotted on palm trees in Miami

MIAMI (WSVN) - Pictures from the Miami Herald have revealed swastikas were spray painted onto palm trees near the MacArthur Causeway.

The images were taken, Monday, on the north side of Interstate 395, near 13th Street.

The symbols have since been painted over.

At Miami Beach’s Holocaust Museum, people like the Wilsons, tourists visiting from Dallas, were especially angered by the images.

“Makes me sick to my stomach,” said Michelle Wilson.

“To ignore it is just as criminal as what happened,” said her husband Dennis Wilson.

They weren’t the only ones shocked by the photos.

“Too much racism and terrorism around here, still keeping on going. All of that gotta stop,” said museum visitor Bryan Thrush Louis.

“That’s very sad that people do those kinds of things,” said Greg Lehman, another visitor.

According to the Miami Herald, Miami Police were not aware of the swastikas.

Florida’s Regional Director of the Anti-Defamation League Sheri Zvi also condemned the symbols of hate in statement that read, “This vandalism is an abomination, particularly given recent events, that symbols of hate still find their way into our communities. We should all unequivocally condemn hate symbols and hate speech, no matter who delivers them or where they appear.”

Police said there will be an investigation, and a police report has been filed.

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