Gay Bar Vandalized With Swastikas

Es KTVU in Oakland reports that Esta Noche, a Latino gay bar in San Francisco, was vandalized early Friday morning, its facade sprayed with several swastikas. The authorities kind is considered to be a serious hate crime, but upon discovering the Nazi symbols, the manager of the bar not only refused to call police but painted over them before a local news crew could arrive on time to capture them on film.

The manager, Edgar Lopez, explains why he didn't file a report: “It's a lot of problems with police. They have many paperwork and everything."

Esta Noche's co-owner believes that the bar may have been targeted “because the place is gay.” He also says that he would call police if the bar is ever vandalized again.

Posted April 24, 2010 at 11:18am ETC by Steve Pep
in san francisco, Vandalism