LB Conv Center Graffitied with "No Human is Illegal" & "Fuck ICE" as it Plans to Shelter Migrants
Vandals sprayed graffiti on the Long Beach Convention Center days before the site is to house migrant children.
Police responded to the Convention Center at roughly 6:30 a.m. Monday morning over vandalism reports, which were littered along the promenade walkway on windows, walkways, and pillars between Seaside Way and Shoreline Drive.
LBPD spokesperson Brandon Fahey said the graffiti appear "to be politically motivated" and that about 3:45 a.m., four unknown suspects wearing dark clothing, masks and backpacks, approached and vandalized the area then fled the scene on foot.
By 9 a.m, police placed crime scene tape around the area, detectives from the Violent Crimes Detail and Crime Lab team responded to the scene to assist with the investigation.
Most of the graffiti was anti-ICE and anti-detention center, with some expressions calling the convention center a "concentration camp," "Fuck ICE," and "No Human is Illegal."
The vandals also sprayed the names of Long Beach City Council members on the convention center's windows.
Activists gathered outside the Long Beach Convention Center over the weekend to protest the detention of migrant children and for transparency.