African-American mural vandalized with swastikas; police treating as hate crime

KABC(NEW YORK) —  An African-American mural in Los Angeles has been vandalized with swastikas in an act the Los Angeles Police Department said it’s treating as a hate crime.

The white swastikas were painted over the faces of four female figures from the Black Panther movement, part of the “Our Mighty Contribution” mural in the city’s Crenshaw District.

The vandalism was reported Thursday, said LAPD spokesman Josh Rubenstein.

“We are currently asking the public for any information they may have about the incident,” Rubenstein told ABC News Friday via email. “If anyone does have information they are encouraged to call Southwest Detectives.”

Besides Black Panthers, “Our Mighty Contribution” depicts other African-American icons through history, from including Martin…

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