Nazi and Anti-Trump Graffiti Appear on Structures Across US Amid Protests

The vandalism comes just hours after Donald Trump was elected president.

On Wednesday morning, just hours after Trump was declared the 45th president of the United States, the emblem of the Nazi Party was found spray-painted on the glass window of a building in South Philadelphia. The graffiti also included the words "Seig Heil 2016" as well as the word "Trump" with the T replaced by another swastika, according to the Philadelphia Police Department.

“We are horrified by the appearance of hate graffiti on a storefront in South Philadelphia,” said Nancy K. Baron-Baer, regional director of the Anti-Defamation League. “Swastikas and the Nazi salute send a message of intolerance and hate to the entire community. The fact that today is the 78th anniversary of Kristallnacht adds another layer to this already sickening act.”

The graffiti appeared just hours before about 700 demonstrators marched through downtown Philadelphia Wednesday night to protest Trump's election win, police said. Graffiti also appeared in other cities where anti-Trump protests were taking place.

In North Carolina, graffiti that read "Black Lives Don't Matter and Neither Does Your Votes" appeared on Main Street in Durham on Wednesday night. Residents told ABC News that similar vandalism was found in other areas as well.

And in California, protesters were seen spray-painting buildings and vans with anti-Trump slogans in downtown Los Angeles. Police arrested 13 people in the city after protesters blocked traffic on the 101 freeway late Wednesday, according to local ABC-owned station KABC.

Meanwhile, widespread graffiti appeared on the walls of business and structures in downtown Oakland where about 7,000 people gathered to protest on Wednesday night. As a result of the protests, the Oakland Police Department said it made 30 arrests and issued 11 citations for crimes including assault on an officer, vandalism, unlawful assembly, failure to disperse and possession of a firearm.

ABC News' Dee Carden, Matt Foster, Kevin Kraus, MaryAlice Parks and Rex Sakamoto contributed to this report.