removingantisemiticgraffiti-no1manhattan-2-4-17-gregorylocke

A man entered a subway car in New York City Saturday night for a ride on the Broadway Local, and noticed that someone had swastikas and anti-Semitic remarks on all the maps and advertising posters. Everyone in the car was hushed, wondering what to do, when he noticed a woman who was as distressed about it as he was. He said the obvious – out loud, on a New York subway – she replied with a vague wish that they could get rid of the graffiti somehow, and within a minute he was calling for donations of hand sanitizer and scrubbing away at the obscenities. Alcohol kills Sharpie, and sanitizer is full of alcohol; by the time he arrived at his stop a few minutes later, everyone pitched in and had it all removed. (Gregory Locke)

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