Vandals left graffiti containing racist slurs and codes linked to white nationalism on the pedestrian bridge between Kensington and Normal Heights.
Shocked residents who discovered the graffiti on the Monroe Avenue bridge taped wrapping paper over some of the spray-painted slurs. They also attempted to paint out letters in the most offensive words.
The graffiti included swastikas, phrases to incite violence against minority groups and a “Trump 2020” slogan.
Numbers painted among the images and phrases appeared to reference Hitler, Nazi Germany and white supremacy.
One local resident, Colin Rua, called the graffiti “really hateful stuff.” He said he walked his dogs Friday and the writing wasn’t there. He spotted the vandalism Saturday.
“Everyone around here is really good people,” he told OnScene.TV. “It’s surprising to see this in our neighborhood.”
San Diego police called in crews to paint over the graffiti.