A MARTA bus waits for passengers at its Southlake Mall stop in Clayton County.
Photo: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Brandon Franklin
Photo: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Brandon Franklin

Racist graffiti found at N. Fulton MARTA bus stop

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.

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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.

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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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