Anger at boys’ Nazi display Mass killing in Australia
SOFIA: Bulgarian authorities said they were investigating photographs that appear to show a child making a Nazi salute and another with a swastika on his chest at the country’s soccer cup final.
The images of the shirtless boys standing at the national stadium on Wednesday, in front of the crowd of supporters of the Levski Sofia team, caused a public outcry after being posted online. One has his arm raised in what looks like a Nazi salute, and the other a swastika scrawled on his bare chest.
They appear to be well under 10 years old. The Organisation of the Jews in Bulgaria condemned the incident.
In 2012, Levski were fined €30 000 (R440 000) by European soccer governing body Uefa for racist behaviour by fans during a Europa League match, and the Bulgarian Football Union (BFU) fined the club €19 000 after supporters displayed a banner with a swastika and another marking Adolf Hitler’s birthday. The BFU has been accused of handing Levski symbolic fines for repeated racist behaviour. – Reuters/ African News Agency (ANA) SYDNEY: Australian police are investigating a mass killing after finding seven dead people, including four children, in a rural town in the Margaret River wine-growing region yesterday.
The bodies were found at or near a property in Osmington, Western Australia’s Commissioner of Police Chris Dawson said, adding firearms were found and there appeared to be gunshot wounds. “I can only describe it as horrific.”
Gun crime in Australia fell sharply after strict controls were introduced in response to a mass shooting in 1996, when a gunman killed 35 in Tasmania.
That prompted the government to buy back or confiscate a million firearms and make it harder to buy new ones.
The latest killings could prove to be the single biggest incident of gun-related deaths since 1996.
Police said they went to the property after getting a telephone call. “The telephone call we’ve recorded,” said Dawson, who would not comment on the identity of the caller. He said homicide detectives were helping police. – Reuters