There appears to be serial vandalist targeting businesses on Santa Monica Boulevard with anti-semitic symbolism that include a swastika, Star of David, a Satanic pentagram and an upside down cross. Markings that appear to be done by the same person have appeared on the boulevard these past three days.
The first incident targeted the future John Reed Fitness gym building at 8612 Santa Monica Blvd on Saturday, April 8, 2023. A poster advertising the Tracy Anderson online fitness studio was covered with anti semitic graffiti that appears have been done with a black marker.
More graffiti appeared at the same building the following day, on Sunday before the Drag March LA event. A West Hollywood city worker was seen removing similar symbolism on the wall of the John Reed building a few steps from the Tracy Anderson poster, which still had the same markings a day later.
Then similar markings appeared on the side wall of La Boheme restaurant, which is located east of the John Reed building at 8400 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood Health and Human Resources Commissioner Jimmy Palmieri discovered the vandalism at La Boheme early this morning while walking his dog Luna. He immediately reported it to management at the restaurant and the graffiti was swiftly removed.
The Tracy Anderson poster was covered over as of this afternoon.
However, the vandalism at the corner of Robertson Boulevard and El Tovar Place reported here last Thursday, which was first discovered the previous Friday, is still up as of 5pm this evening.
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