The offices of the Oklahoma Democratic Party and Chickasaw Nation were vandalized with racist, anti-LGBT and anti-Semitic graffiti on Thursday.
The vandals wrote “Gas the Jews,” “White planet only,” and “Welcome to Germany” in blue spray paint, The Tulsa World reported.
Swastikas were also painted on the building’s entrance and a manifesto was pasted to the front of the building in Oklahoma City, which is owned by former Gov. David Walters and his wife.
“I am just horrified,” Walters said told the newspaper.
HAPPENING NOW: Employees from the Oklahoma Democratic Party headquarters found several messages spray painted outside their front door this morning. These three are the only messages I can show you without a blur tool needed. pic.twitter.com/hWJlBAUnnA
— Peyton Yager (@peytonyager) March 28, 2019
Oklahoma Black Lives Matter director Rev. Sheri Dickerson works to remove racist and homophobic symbols and language spray-painted on the building that includes the offices of the Oklahoma Democratic Party. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman pic.twitter.com/ueV5ixt9BY
— Ben Felder (@benfelder_okc) March 28, 2019
The Chickasaw Nation building was also targeted with similar language.
“It is very disheartening to see our building defaced by this type of hateful message which is so out of place for Oklahoma,” said Bill Anoatubby, governor of The Chickasaw Nation. “We believe it is important to move past this isolated incident and focus our attention on the important work we do.”
Capt. Bo Mathews of the Oklahoma City Police Department said the incidents are being investigated as a hate crime.
Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt (R) condemned the “abhorrent” messages on Twitter.
“It does not reflect who we are as a state,” the governor wrote.
— Governor Kevin Stitt (@GovStitt) March 28, 2019
“One bigot with a spray paint can or even a group of bigots do not speak for the hundreds of thousands in this city who stand strongly together against hate and bigotry,” Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt wrote on Twitter. “Let’s love each other just a little bit more today.”