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Beastie Boys Member Speaks Out Against Hate

The 50-year-old hip hop icon brought a community together in NYC.
22 Nov 2016 – 7:57 PM EST

Beastie Boys member Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz spoke out in New York City against hate crimes. Ad-Rock joined hundreds of fellow New Yorkers at a Brooklyn Heights park named in memory of Adam "Yauch." This came after the park named after one of his fellow bandmates was vandalized with swastikas and the words "Go Trump" written on the playground equipment.

The 50-year old hip hop icon told the people: "Spray painting swastikas in a children's playground is a messed up thing to do. And for many, many of us it has special meaning, because this park is named for Adam Yauch, who was my friend and bandmate for over 30 years. But he was also someone that was taught non-violence in his music, in his life - to all of us, and to me. But this is more about someone in our community linking Nazi Germany to Donald Trump in a 'hell yeah' kind of way in a park where children play." Horovitz continued: "Keep your eyes open, stand up for each other. This is homegrown terrorism for real... I reject Donald Trump's vision for America. New York City, I'm asking you to do the same."

Watch the full speech below.

The many signs that people brought to the rally.

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