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Two "Donald Trump" swastikas found in Atlanta


ATLANTA, Ga. -- Two large swastikas with a picture that resembles Donald Trump at its center were found around Atlanta Wednesday morning.

According to Atlanta Police, Homeland Security has been notified. Atlanta Police officer Tomas Coxe discovered the graffiti while on patrol on a concrete bridge support on Piedmont Road and Miami Circle and another around the area of Buford Highway at Interstate 85.  

"I worry about someone getting hit," he said. "It's extremely dangerous due to the fact that everyone's slamming their breaks on, and it's dangerous for us being out here and the public driving through here." 

Both pieces of graffiti were removed before lunchtime. 

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Meanwhile, Trump said he's not phased by the Hitler comparisons.

The graffiti drew both praise and backlash on social media, but Dov Wilker, director of the American Jewish Committee in Atlanta, said the signs are dangerous. While Wilker condemned Trump's remarks, he said the comparison invoking the images of Nazi Germany only give's Trump's statements more power.

"People throw it out there to create a sense of urgency," he said. "There is no way to justify what he said, but to compare the two, I think, minimizes what Adolf Hitler and the Nazi regime did and I think provides Donald Trump another avenue to continue his remarks."

Atlanta Police said they're reviewing security video from the area where the graffiti was posted to see if they can identify who is responsible. If charged, the suspect(s) could face misdemeanor charges of criminal trespassing.

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