Washington, DC police have opened a criminal investigation into antisemitic graffiti found on a crosswalk Wednesday morning near the Chinatown Metro station.


The crosswalk at Seventh and H streets NW is decorated with pictures of symbols in the Chinese zodiac. There are various zodiac signs on the Chinese calendar, such as tiger, dragon, ox, monkey etc. displayed on the crossing.

Someone wrote the word “Jew” on all the images of rats which mark the “Year of the Rat” Zodiac sign.

The Nazi’s referred to the Jews as rats in their propoganda videos such as in the one below.

The crossing can be seen on Google Maps below.