There Won’t Be Any Nazi Graffiti on New York City Subways as Long as These Commuters Are Around
News| | By Brian Delpozo
Gregory Locke was riding a 1 train in New York City on Saturday night when he saw something that shook him to his core.
According to his February 4 Facebook post, “I got on the subway in Manhattan tonight and found a Swastika on every advertisement and every window. The train was silent as everyone stared at each other, uncomfortable and unsure what to do.”
While the passengers were initially in shock, Locke reports one man stood up, and urged others to break out hand sanitizer and any other tools they had to clean the offending marks.
“I’ve never seen so many people simultaneously reach into their bags and pockets looking for tissues and Purel (sic). Within about two minutes, all the Nazi symbolism was gone,” Gregory Locke reports.
The Facebook post says that one passenger said, “I guess this is Trump’s America.”
According to statistics provided by the southern Poverty Law Center, bias incidents have been consistent since Trump’s November election. For his part though, Gregory Locke insists he and his fellow straphangers won’t let incidents like this become the new normal.
“No sir, it’s not. Not tonight and not ever. Not as long as stubborn New Yorkers have anything to say about it.”
Locke’s post has gone immensely viral, gathering over 500,000 reactions, and 450,000 shares as of February 6.
Your Daily Dish has reached out to Gregory Locke for comment.