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Racist graffiti found at N. Fulton MARTA bus stop

A MARTA bus waits for passengers at its Southlake Mall stop in Clayton County.
A MARTA bus waits for passengers at its Southlake Mall stop in Clayton County.

A Twitter user on Monday spotted racist graffiti at a MARTA bus stop in north Fulton County.

The user tweeted photos (WARNING: explicit comments in link) of the hateful markings at 980 Mansell Road in Roswell to MARTA at 5:32 p.m., asking, "Who do I notify to get this cleaned up?"

Before noon on Tuesday, Roswell spokeswoman Karen Zitomer said police were on their way to “take a look at” the markings and the city’s transportation staff were on site, preparing to clean the shelter.

The photos show that racist and hateful words were written on a large sign inside the MARTA bus stop shelter where maps and other information are held.

On Twitter, MARTA said that Roswell will be correcting the situation.

The racist graffiti spotted in Roswell comes just two days after a violent riot erupted during a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. As a result of the violence, one woman and two police officers were killed.

In response to Charlottesville, protestors in Atlanta defaced the Peace Monument in Piedmont Park on Sunday.

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