Anti-Trump graffiti pops up around Phoenix ahead of presidential visit

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Anti-Trump graffiti appeared in a few locations around Phoenix Friday, including 13th Avenue and Camelback. Anti-Trump graffiti appeared in a few locations around Phoenix Friday, including 13th Avenue and Camelback.

Some Anti-Trump graffiti is popping up around Phoenix ahead of the president's visit this Tuesday. 

A spray-painted tag on a wall near 13th Avenue and Camelback reads, "Trump = Satan." Graffiti on a business near 15th Avenue and Roosevelt reads, "[Expletive] Trump" and "kill the rich." Someone also tagged a light pole nearby with messages encouraging violence against Democrats, Republicans, and the rich.

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Neighbors said they noticed the graffiti Friday.

Phoenix residents can report graffiti by calling 602-534-4444, extension 1, or emailing Residents should include the exact address.

The city offers free training, paint and supplies to individuals who organize graffiti cleanups. More information about graffiti cleanup is available here. 

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