Multiple swastikas discovered Friday appear to have been hand-drawn on the walls at the entrance to Union Station in the nation’s capital.
“There are hand-drawn swastikas all over the entrance to Union Station in DC. Almost every column,” reported Bo Erickson from CBS News. Union Station is a major train station and transportation hub in Washington, D.C.
An Amtrak spokesperson told Axios that “An investigation is underway with Amtrak Police and the Metropolitan Police Department after swastikas were reported on the exterior of Washington Union Station on Friday.”
There are hand-drawn swastikas all over the entrance to Union Station in DC. Almost every column: pic.twitter.com/3lUk8iL7Cx
— Bo Erickson CBS (@BoKnowsNews) January 28, 2022
Israeli diplomat Elad Strohmayer also shared photos of the swastikas at Union Station. He captioned the pictures, saying, “Yesterday we commemorated International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Today in Union Station in DC.”
Yesterday we commemorated International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Today in Union Station in DC: https://t.co/VPWGoLAuBt
— Elad Strohmayer (@EladStr) January 28, 2022
Anti-Semitic hate crimes make up a large portion of hate crimes in the United States. Statistics of religious hate crimes in 2020 show that 57.5% were found to have been actions against those of the Jewish faith, according to an FBI report.
The swastikas were discovered a day after International Holocaust Remembrance Day.