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NYC subway riders come together to turn hatred into love
New Yorkers are showing their unity after a subway rider took to social-networking platform Facebook to describe Nazi symbolism scrawled on every subway advertisement and window on Saturday night.
Gregory Locke described seeing swastikas on every advertisement and every window while he and other passengers were riding on a train heading toward 72nd Street.
Locke explained that everyone in the train was silent as they stared at each other in uncomfortable situation, unsure what to do.
In his Facebook post, Locke wrote, “The train was silent as everyone stared at each other, uncomfortable and unsure what to do. One guy got up and said, ‘Hand sanitizer gets rid of Sharpie. We need alcohol.’”
A number of media outlets from across the nation picked up the story and numerous photos showing the subway train riders cleaning up the offensive messages with their napkins.
It wasn’t the first of its kind incident in the city. Previously, someone spray-painted swastika on a different subway. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo released a statement, expressing hope that New Yorkers will turn the message of hatred into love.