Beastie Boys Announce Anti-Hate Rally at Adam Yauch Park in Brooklyn

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The Beastie Boys are encouraging fans to take part in an anti-hate rally at Adam Yauch Park, the Brooklyn, N.Y., memorial park in honor of late group member Adam Yauch, on Sunday (Nov. 19). The park was defaced with graffiti of swastikas, as well as the words "Go Trump," on Friday.

"Hate has no place in Brooklyn, NYC, or America. Join us on Sunday to stand against hate messages," a message on the band's Twitter account reads.

The rally will be led by New York senator Daniel Squadron, congresswoman Nydia Velazquez and city council members Stephen Levin and Brad Lander, and other members of the community. It is set to begin at 11:30 a.m. at the park, which is located on State St. between Columbia and Willow Place in Brooklyn Heights.


On Friday, the New York City Mayor's Office tweeted: "Adam Yauch stood for tolerance. Call 911 if you see vandalism, harassment or hateful acts. #NotInOurCity."

Yauch passed away in 2012 after battling cancer. The park, formerly known as Palmetto Playground, was dedicated to him a year after his death.

Hate has no place in Brooklyn, NYC, or America.
Join us on Sunday to stand against hate messages.
11:30, Adam Yauch Park, Brooklyn, NYC pic.twitter.com/DZXcUyZauP- Beastie Boys (@beastieboys) November 19, 2016