Anti-Israel graffiti spotted on Piedmont streets

Melissa Emanuelson

Graffiti found outside of Beach Playfield on April 22.

Residents reported two incidents of anti-Israel graffiti on Piedmont streets early this week. Public Works Director Daniel Gonzales says the first case was reported at the Oakland/Grand Avenue intersection on Sunday night and was removed early on Monday morning. A second location (identical markings to the first) was reported at 4 p.m. on Monday on Linda Avenue at the sports field entrance and was removed by 6 p.m. He said Piedmont Police were aware of the markings.

(Piedmont Police were not available to comment Tuesday night but we will update this post if any additional information becomes available.)

Protests over the Gaza war have spread through the Bay Area. Last week pro-Palestinian protestors disrupted traffic by shutting down freeways and the Golden Gate Bridge. Students on the UC Berkeley campus are staging a sit-in on Sproul Plaza this week asking Cal to divest itself from companies that build weapons used by Israel against the Palestinian people living in the Gaza strip.

The Jewish holiday of Passover started Monday.

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