Martin Luther King Jr statue is vandalized with swastika and SS bolts in Long ...

Martin Luther King Jr statue is vandalized with swastika and SS bolts in Long ...
Martin Luther King Jr statue is vandalized with swastika and SS bolts in Long ...
'This hate and desecration has no place in our city': Mayor responds after Martin Luther King Jr statue is vandalized with swastika and SS bolts in Long Beach Police responded to call on Friday and are investigating graffiti as a hate crime A photo on social media showed the statue of civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. spray painted with a black swastika and two SS bolts Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia slammed the 'horrific' and 'awful' graffiti On Sunday, a local group organised a rally against hate in front of the statue  In 2019, a plaque from base of the statue was stolen, it was replaced this year  

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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. 

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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

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

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