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Atlanta’s rainbow crosswalk vandalized with hate symbol, police say

Crews have cleaned up the rainbow crosswalk in midtown Atlanta right after police say they ended up vandalized on Wednesday night time.

When patrolling about the intersection of Piedmont Rd. and 10th St., officers found a despise symbol that had been spray painted on the crosswalk.

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At10 p.m., APD’s LGBTQ Liaison Unit was alerted to a symbol that appeared to be a swastika spray painted on the rainbow crosswalk, law enforcement said.

Officers claimed Atlanta Division of Transportation crews responded to get rid of the vandalized portion of the crosswalk and that investigators are working to decide the particulars encompassing the incident.


The Metropolis of Atlanta introduced the pursuing assertion:

“Atlanta Police right away notified the Mayor’s Office of the make any difference, then ATLDOT scrambled a crew—in the rain—to get rid of the disgusting act of vandalism from our street. We thank the gals and guys of ATLDOT and APD for erasing the loathe that has no location in our city in a these types of a swift and economical manner.”

Michael Smith, Push Secretary

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Law enforcement have not produced any information on possible suspects and say their investigation is ongoing.