A statue of Martin Luther King Jr. was vandalized with SS bolts and a swastika in Long Beach over the weekend.
It is the second time in two years the statue, erected in 1986, has been targeted, after a plaque was stolen in 2019.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
A photo posted to Twitter showed the statue of the civil rights icon spray painted with a black swastika and two SS bolts.
Following the vandalism, which is being investigated as a hate crime, a group of local residents staged a rally against hate in front of the statue.
Police told KTLA5 that they responded to a call about 'hate or bias motivated vandalism' related to the statue at 1950 Lemon Avenue around 3:20 p.m. on Friday.
They had no information on the crime or suspects as of Monday afternoon, the outlet reported.
A statue of Martin Luther King Jr. was vandalized with SS bolts and a swastika in Long Beach over the weekend
Robert Garcia, Mayor of Long Beach, called the vandalism 'horrific' in a tweet on Monday.
'Over the holiday weekend our MLK statue at King Park was vandalized with