Man vandalises new Trump hotel in US with graffiti

Washington: The US presidential candidate Donald Trump's new Trump International Hotel in here was vandalised with graffiti with the phrases "Black Lives Matter" and "No Justice No Peace" at one of the entrances, police said.

The incident took place on Saturday and police said a man dressed in a yellow shirt and hat walked up to the side entrance and spray painted the building's facade. The workers at the hotel covered up the messages with pieces of plywood, NBC Washington reported.

Video posted on social media appears to show the man tagging the building while bystanders condemning him and threatening to call the police.

In 2013, the Trump Organisation won a 60-year lease from the federal government to transform the Old Post Office building on Pennsylvania Avenue into a luxury hotel.

The hotel was embroiled in controversy after several chefs who had planned to open restaurants in the newly-renovated space pulled out of the project, citing republican nominee Trump's comments about undocumented Mexican immigrants.