Rioters are spraypainting “Fuck 12” and “ACAB” graffiti over police cars, windows, banks, shops, pavements, and walls.
What does the graffiti mean?
Around a dozen LAPD vehicles vandalized just behind the line of police and protestors. pic.twitter.com/DGEe6LbK25
— Ariella Plachta (@AriPlachta) May 30, 2020
— Gabe Meline (@gmeline) May 30, 2020
The rioters are also shouting, “Fuck 12,” at police:
My answer: hijacking, not organic anger. https://t.co/vygNTSEDVY
— Acting Deputy Secretary Ken Cuccinelli (@HomelandKen) June 1, 2020
1 story from last night: a neighbor shouted “fuck 12” at cops from their home around 4am. Police ran up in their spot, maced everyone in there, then bounced. It’s not about protecting shit, they are about retaliation, escalation, and rage.
— Charge and Arrest All 4! Abolish Police! (@Danez_Smif) May 31, 2020
Urbandictionary.com explains the meaning of “Fuck 12”:
Fuck 12 basically means fuck the police, but more specifically it’s means fuck the police drug unit.Dashawn: “man close the window, the 12 might come!”Daquan: *hits blunt* “man fuck 12!”
— Gai (@GaiChicken) May 31, 2020
just left the boston protest. hundreds of people. it’s winding down and there’s been no violence. i didn’t see a single person without a mask except a police officer that was laughing and sneering at protestors. shit ton of graffiti but peaceful #BlackLivesMatter #RAISETHEDEGREE pic.twitter.com/s7WB5pwFnF
— faith BLACK LIVES MATTER (@lcxakomtrikru) May 29, 2020
Slang is valuable in the spraypainting business because graffiti can sometimes be misspelled. Here, “Police” seems to have been spelled as “PLOCIE.”
The Mayan Theater, home of @LuchaVaVOOM, was vandalized during the protests in DTLA. Fortunately the damage doesn't look to bad, and like Twitter it appears graffiti has no edit button.
— SoCal UNCENSORED (@socaluncensored) June 1, 2020