Somebody hates yuppies
police work to control spray painted hate-speech
By Andrea Gregory
Hateful slogans targeting yuppies have been spray painted around Somerville over the past few months.
On Monday, the city cleaned up the latest anti-yuppie graffiti on Highland Road. The graffiti was reported on Saturday. Lt. Paul Upton describes the tagging as a serious crime and an arrestable offence. He said this is more than just vandalism due to the content of messages.
“It targets a specific group. It’s all directed toward so-called yuppies,” said Upton. “We are seeking to determine who is responsible for the tagging, and we are concerned with the messages that are up there. They are not nice, some of them even threatening in nature.”
Upton said the majority of the graffiti has been spotted in the west end of the city in such places as Lexington Park. He said police are investigating possible connections between the latest incident and past tagging that left behind other anti-yuppie displays.
Upton said police are seeking information on who may be responsible for last week’s incident and past acts of vandalism. Anyone with information should call (617) 625-1600.