Over the same weekend that saw a rash of swastika vandalism in several U.S. cities, an apparently spray-painted swastika was spotted underneath a highway overpass in Logan Square.
The hateful graffiti was photographed on Sunday evening by Brennan McDowell, 30, of Logan Square, near the Kennedy Expressway on-ramp at North California Avenue, just north of West Diversey Avenue. McDowell was heading to a Super Bowl party in Avondale at around 5 p.m. when he saw the swastika tag, which “seemed very fresh, like it had gone up the night before,” McDowell told Chicagoist by email.
The vandalism was still on display when he walked home, so McDowell, inspired by the subway riders who erased swastika vandalism on New York City Trains on Saturday, returned at around 10:30 p.m. to paint over it, he said. “I made it a window frame so it would be unclear what it had been before,” McDowell said.
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