Chris Lyttle MLA said: “Racist graffiti disgusts me and has absolutely no place in our society.
“I am sure local people will join me in condemning this incident and I would urge anyone with information to contact the PSNI as soon as possible.
“This type of blatant intimidation must be stamped out. East Belfast is a vibrant place, open for businesses and a great place to live. We cannot allow this positive atmosphere to be damaged in such a way.”