Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch playground vandalised with swastika

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A Brooklyn playground named after the late Beastie Boys star Adam Yauch has been vandalised with swastikas and the words "Go Trump!".

Photos show the swastika and words were spray-painted on playground equipment in the Brooklyn Heights neighbourhood.

The city named the park after the late rapper, who was Jewish, in 2013.

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Adam Horovitz, left, and Mike Diamond of the Beastie Boys (Tony Dejak/AP)

He died of cancer in 2012 at the age of 47.

New York City Councilman Brad Lander said police were investigating and a Parks Department spokesman said the graffiti has been removed.

It was one of several recent instances of the Nazi symbol being found around New York and in other parts of the country.

The playground includes basketball courts, a community garden, a greenhouse, fitness area, an open play space, drinking fountains and a dog run.