Some apparent supporters and opponents of president-elect Donald Trump have found common ground in Pittsburgh: graffiti.
Pittsburgh police have received two reports of Trump-related graffiti, according to a Department of Public Safety spokesperson.
On Nov. 7, police received a report that ” ‘expletive’ Trump” had been written on the side of a home in the 2300 block of Wellington Street in the South Side Slopes.
The following day — Election Day — police received a report that “Vote Trump or Repent” was painted on a billboard at Craig Street and Bigelow Boulevard. The Incline‘s Jasmine Goldband also spotted “Vote Trump” graffiti nearby on Bigelow on Tuesday (see above).
The Instagram account Pittsburgh Graffiti posted this photo last week of “Donald Trump Should Die” spray-painted in an undisclosed location.
It also linked to Filler PGH Zine, which spotted “Fuck Trump” spray painted on a Bates St. bus stop in South Oakland and a mailbox there scrawled with “Make racists afraid again.”
Not all the election-themed graffiti has a negative message, like this graffiti in Lawrenceville.
Before and after Nov. 8, police across the state have been dealing with election-themed and racist graffiti.
In August, Plum police were notified that “TRUMP” had been stenciled on roads in the Allegheny County township, per the Tribune-Review.
In late October, a church in Middle Smithfield Township in Northeastern Pennsylvania was vandalized with anti-Trump messages, as well as “obscene sexual material.”
Philadelphia has seen both Trump-related and racist graffiti since the election, Billy Penn reported. Police there are investigating the spray-painting of a swastika, the Nazi salute “Sieg Heil” and Trump’s last name on a building in South Philly as a possible hate crime.