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Swastika, racist graffiti found at Eugene bus stop

Posted April 14

— Parents discovered racist and derogatory graffiti at a bus stop shelter just south of a Eugene elementary school.

The Register-Guard reports photos of the graffiti — which included offensive words and phrases, and a swastika — were posted online Friday morning. Lane Transit District spokeswoman Therese Lang said crews were dispatched to remove it after a teacher from Camas Ridge Elementary complained.

The words and symbols were gone by lunch.

Pavel Gubanikhin told the newspaper he noticed the graffiti after dropping his third-grade daughter off at the school. He immediately filed a hate-and-bias report with the city.

The bus stop is also located just one block south of the Temple Beth Israel synagogue.

Lang says the transit district keeps track of discriminatory graffiti that appears on its properties and shelters. She says the district has not noticed an uptick.

Earlier this year, police investigated a rash of Nazi-related graffiti and fliers that appeared in Eugene's Whiteaker neighborhood.

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