Anti-Semitic graffiti leaves mark on Ottawa as social media reacts

News that an Ottawa woman woke Tuesday to find anti-Semitic graffiti spray-painted across her front door was met with disgust and outrage in the nation's capital, a reaction that soon spread across the country.

Swastika, anti-Semitic slur spray-painted across front door of Anna Maranta's Glebe home

Anna Maranta says she woke up Tuesday morning to find a swastika and a racist slur spray-painted in red on her front door. (Facebook)

News that an Ottawa woman woke Tuesday to find anti-Semitic graffiti spray-painted across her front door was met with disgust and outrage in the nation's capital, a reaction that soon spread across the country.

Anna Maranta said she woke up very early Tuesday morning to find a swastika and the word "k--e" scrawled above it in red paint.

Maranta, who also runs a Jewish prayer centre and home daycare on Powell Avenue in the Glebe, initially covered the graffiti with newspaper.

The message was removed later Tuesday morning, but the story sparked outrage on social media.

In her own Facebook post, Maranta blamed the incident on last week's election of Donald Trump as the new president of the United States.

Many people seemed to agree.

Others used the incident to encourage inclusiveness and education.

The hashtag #notmyottawa emerged.