9.07.2015

Who is spray-painting "NO MORE CHINESE" in San Francisco?

Multiple instances of anti-Chinese graffiti found in the Portola neighborhood.



Who the hell is writing "NO MORE CHINESE" on the walls of San Francisco? What is up with this recent spate of racist graffiti? Over the weekend, several people alerted us to multiple instances of anti-Chinese vandalism popping up in the Portola neighborhood -- all declaring NO MORE CHINESE in red spray-paint.

This one was spotted by Vicki S. Chau on 454 University Street, between Bacon and Wayland:




According to this tweet, three more instances were found at 1348 Silver Avenue at Somerset Street:





This is a shot from Google Street View, taken at the same intersection 1390 Silver Avenue two months ago:



And this one was found on the street on Bayshore Blvd. at Egbert Ave.:



Judging from the color of the paint and the penmanship, I'm guessing they're all the handiwork of the same vandal. Someone in Portola really does not want any more "Chinese" in his/her neighborhood, or maybe in the world in general. So who the fuck is doing it? Seriously -- "no more Chinese," in the friggin' city of San Francisco? These are hate crimes, and I hope city leaders are taking them seriously.

UPDATE: The San Francisco Police Department says that it is treating this as a vandalism and hate crime investigation. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the SFPD Anonymous Tip Line at 415-575-4444 or text a tip to TIP411 with SFPD at the beginning of the message.


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