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Donald Trump's hotel in DC hit by vandalism

Signage stands outside the Trump International Hotel, formerly the Old Post Office Pavilion, in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Friday, Sept. 16, 2016. The hotel opened on September 12 with a formal grand opening expected in October.
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An unknown vandal defaced Donald Trump's newly inaugurated hotel in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, spray-painting "Black Lives Matter" on its edifice.

According to the Metropolitan Police Department in DC, a graffiti writer dressed in a yellow shirt and blue hat was spotted in front of the hotel shortly after 4 pm Eastern. The person then wrote "Black Lives Matter" and "No Justice, No Peace," before leaving the scene.

Both phrases are used as rallying cries by activists who advocate against police brutality and social injustice. An MPD spokesperson told CNBC that an arrest has yet to be made.

A representative of Trump International declined further comment to CNBC.

The Trump International Hotel, billed as a five star luxury outfit, just opened last month, and was the site of a campaign appearance by the GOP presidential nominee shortly thereafter.