New York City Commuters Unite To Clean Up A Subway Car Defaced With Swastikas

Good job, New Yorkers.

When attorney Gregory Locke boarded a subway train last night, he found that the entire interior of the car had been defaced with swastikas drawn on every window and advertisement.

That's when Locke and his shocked fellow passengers decided to do something.

In a Facebook post written shortly after the incident, Locke describes how one passenger suggested using Purell to remove the graffiti. Most permanent marker ink is alcohol-soluble and can be removed from non-porous surfaces like glass and plastic with an application of alcohol and a little effort.

Passengers got out their hand sanitizer and tissues and went to work.

"I've never seen so many people simultaneously reach into their bags and pockets looking for tissues and Purell," Locke wrote. "Within about two minutes, all the Nazi symbolism was gone."

See Locke's post in its entirety below.


Good job, New Yorkers.


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