Beastie Boys’ Adam Horovitz joins NYC swastika protest

Beastie Boys rapper Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz leaves federal court in Manhattan after testifying at a copyright trial stemming from a lawsuit the group brought against a beverage maker over the use of five of its songs in a video, Tuesday, May 27, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Larry Neumeister)

NEW YORK (AP) — Beastie Boys’ Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz has attended a protest by hundreds of people at a New York City park named for his late band mate vandalized with swastikas and the words “Go Trump!”

Horovitz joined Democratic Rep. Nydia Velazquez, the city’s public advocate and others at the park Sunday.

Rolling Stone reports some carried signs with Beastie Boys-inspired slogans like “We Gotta Fight for Our Rights.”

The Brooklyn playground is named for late Beastie Boys’ member Adam Yauch, who was Jewish. He died of cancer in 2012.

Photos on Saturday showed the swastika and words were spray-painted on playground equipment. The graffiti has been removed.

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