Murals in San Francisco vandalized with pro-MAGA, pro-Kavanaugh slogans

A MAGA hat popped up Oct. 13, 2018 on a portrait of the popular Japanese character Zatoichi in San Francisco. Instagram: Kenshin Shimayama

At least seven murals in San Francisco’s Clarion Alley were defaced with pro-Trump, pro-Kavanaugh slogans over the weekend, though volunteer artists quickly reversed the right-wing messages.

The San Francisco Examiner first reported the vandalism on Saturday, citing a message on the Clarion Valley Instagram account.

Hats marked “MAGA” appeared on figures in a mural depicting a demonstration with protest signs like “Families Belong Together” and “Abolish I.C.E.” -- obviously a reference to recent Trump administration zero-tolerance immigration policies. Another "Make America Great Again" hat popped up on a portrait of the popular Japanese character Zatoichi.

And yet in another piece dedicated toward finding “justice for Sahleem Tindle”—a man shot and killed by BART police in Oakland earlier this year—was altered to read “Justice For Kavanaugh” instead.

The Clarion Alley Facebook page notes that this is the third incident of politically motivated vandalism aimed at alley murals in as many weeks.