A political event in a historic New York synagogue was cancelled Thursday after graffiti depicting the message “Kill all Jews” was discovered inside the venue.
Jewish-American “Broad City” star Ilana Glazer was scheduled to interview journalist Amy Goodman and candidates for New York senate Andrew Gounardes and Jim Gaughran at the Union Temple in Brooklyn beginning around 8 p.m. on Thursday.
Glazer reportedly came out of the venue around 8:30 to tell the crowd the event was cancelled.
“She didn’t feel comfortable ushering 200 people into the enclosed space; potential sitting ducks,” Kathryn Gonzalez, an attendee, posted on Facebook following the cancellation.
“There was a lot of anxiety,” Gonzalez told the New York Post. “Especially given the weekend’s events and the upcoming election, the tension and fear feels heightened.”
Glazer’s The Generator Series consists of interviews with politicians and activists “to see how they serve us — the people,” according to the event description.
Police are reportedly investigating the suspected hate-inspired vandalism, though no arrests appear to have been made as of Friday morning.
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