New Yorkers were having none of it when they discovered swastikas had been drawn on advertisements inside a subway car on the Upper West Side in Manhattan.
Gregory Locke shared on Facebook what happened while riding the 1 train heading towards 72nd Street on Saturday night.
He reports that there were swastikas scrawled across “every advertisement and window.”
“The train was silent as everyone stared at each other, uncomfortable and unsure what to do,” he continued in a Facebook post.
Eventually one man took action, announcing that alcohol gets rid of Sharpie.
“I’ve never seen so many people simultaneously reach into their bags and pockets looking for tissues and Purell. Within about two minutes, all the Nazi symbolism was gone,” he wrote.
“Seeing a bunch of strangers come together to stand up for what everyone knows is right was very heartening,” Locke told a local ABC affiliate, adding that they removed the graffiti within two minutes.
Locke concluded his Facebook post on an inspiring note:
“I guess this is Trump’s America,” said one passenger. No sir, it’s not. Not tonight and not ever. Not as long as stubborn New Yorkers have anything to say about it.
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