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Defund vandals deface downtown

In the midst of protests demanding that Northwestern University abolish its police force, vandals spray-painted defund slogans on campus and in downtown Evanston over the weekend.

A worker covers a graffiti-marred window at Whole Foods. (Jeff Hirsh photo)

In the midst of protests demanding that Northwestern University abolish its police force, vandals spray-painted defund slogans on campus and in downtown Evanston over the weekend.

Police have not announced any arrests in connection with the vandalism. Protest organizers on Twitter defended the activity.

A post to the CopsOutofNU Twitter page.

The Whole Foods Market at 1640 Chicago Ave., was hit hard by the vandals, with some windows broken and slogans spray painted on windows and walls attacking not only the police, but also Jeff Bezos, the CEO of Amazon, which owns Whole Foods.

A wall at Whole Foods. (Jeff Hirsh photo)

A store manager said early Sunday afternoon that a crew would arrive to power wash the graffiti from the store later in the day.

The weekend defund protests also involved an after-midnight march early Sunday morning on Orrington Avenue to the home of NU President Morton Schapiro.

Protest organizers say they plan another march this evening.

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