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Safe Space? Ann Arbor Landmark Painted With 'Kill em All' After Trump Victory

The face of an iconic rock in Ann Arbor was painted with the words “Kill Em All” in white surrounded by red along with a picture of a blue elephant, the traditional mascot of the Republican Party.

Another side of the rock also had a donkey, the mascot of the Democratic Party, with two stars around it and no words. And another side had a profanity that says "F*** America" on it.

The photo was taken after Tuesday's election in which Republican Donald Trump upset Democrat Hillary Clinton to become the next president.

“The Rock” sits on the corner of Washtenaw Avenue and Hill Street and borders the University of Michigan campus but is officially part of a city of Ann Arbor park. It historically has been painted over the years on numerous occasions.

“We understand students are in the process of repainting the rock now,” said U-M Spokesman Rick Fitzgerald.

Ann Arbor Mayor Christopher Taylor didn’t immediately respond to an email seeking comment.

Editor's note: This story has been updated with new information.

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