Tina Turner mural defaced with swastika
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A Tina Turner mural in North Carolina has been defaced with a swastika, the Asheville Citizen Times reported on Thursday. 

Employees of Static Age Records, a store in Asheville, N.C., told the newspaper that they saw someone draw the Nazi symbol — although three of the swastika's arms pointed the incorrect direction — on the mural earlier this week. 

“This is a widely inclusive, safe space,” store owner Jesse McSwain told the Citizen Times. “Hate speech will get you out the door.”

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Store workers reportedly contacted the police department about the incident.  

McSwain painted over the Swastika using black paint on Thursday, the paper reported. He told the Citizen Times he is thinking about rotating in a new mural of Israeli artist Charlie Megira.    

Static Age's storefront has long depicted murals done by a local artist, according to The Citizen Times. 

A police department official told the newspaper that the incident is being investigated.