CHELSEA, Manhattan (PIX11) – A Manhattan councilmember’s home and office were vandalized with hateful graffiti by anti-drag protesters on Monday, police said.

Councilmember Erik Bottcher helped organize Drag Story Hour, a storytelling program where drag performers read children’s books, on Saturday at a Manhattan library that drew protests and counter-protests, the lawmaker said on Twitter.

Bottcher told PIX11 News the event was “totally benign and really lovely. The kids were really enjoying the books, it was like any other story hour.”

Some of the same protesters allegedly stormed the lawmaker’s district office Monday afternoon to deface the walls with hateful language, then later broke into his Chelsea apartment building before scrawling inappropriate messages in chalk outside his home, police said.

A neighbor who tried to intervene outside was seen on camera being assaulted and thrown to the ground, Bottcher said. Two women were arrested on misdemeanor charges, according to police.

“Even though we are diverse, we still have people here who harbor great hatred, that’s why we can’t let our guard down for one minute,” Bottcher said.

Both Mayor Eric Adams and Congressman Jerry Nadler wrote in support of Bottcher and condemned the language used by a few protestors, calling it a disgusting display of hate. Adams also visited the councilman at his home.

In a statement, Drag Story Hour NYC said it stands with Bottcher and the support it received has enabled the program to expand its outreach.

“We provide age-appropriate programming to all communities we serve, and we are grateful for the outpouring of support that we have received in the wake of heightened national backlash and media attention. This support – from parents, teachers, libraries, city officials, and local community organizations – has enabled us to not only continue our programming as usual, but to expand our outreach, bringing our mission of celebrating creativity, empathy, and joyful self-expression to the communities that need it most,” a spokesperson said in a statement.