A group of New Yorkers banded together to remove messages of hate on a subway car over the weekend.
On Saturday, New York City resident Gregory Locke boarded a No. 1 train and “found a Swastika on every window and every window,” he wrote on Facebook.
The train was silent, Locke said, and everyone simply stared at each other uncomfortably, “unsure what to do.”
Then, a man stood up and announced that hand sanitizer removes Sharpie ink, Locke said.
“He found some tissues and got to work,” Locke wrote, adding further disbelief that the anti-Semitic symbolism had been placed on the train in the year 2017.
“I’ve never seen so many people simultaneously reach into their bags and pockets looking for tissues and Purell,” he wrote. “Within about two minutes, all the Nazi symbolism was gone.”