Outrage over Nazi graffiti
Police hunt swastika vandals
VANDALS have spraypainted swastikas at prominent locations in the eastern suburbs in a “shocking display” slammed by Sydney’s Jewish community as “blatant racism”.
Murals along the promenade at Bondi Beach — including one featuring an Aboriginal artwork — and a shopping centre at Bondi Junction were both defaced with several gold swastikas.
The Nazi symbols were discovered yesterday morning and NSW Police has launched an investigation.
NSW Jewish Board of Deputies chief executive Vic Alhadeff condemned the graffiti.
“The swastika represents the ultimate in race hatred and the people of Bondi and indeed all Australians of goodwill will stand together in condemning this shocking display,” Mr Alhadeff said.
“The Jewish community is appalled at this expression of blatant racism.”
A NSW Police spokesman said the crudely daubed swastikas were being treated as “malicious damage” and confirmed more of the symbols were found at a nearby shopping centre.
“Officers from Eastern Suburbs Police Area Command attended and found a section of the mural wall had been defaced with approximately 20 symbols,” the spokesman said. “A short time later three more were located at a shopping centre at Bondi Junction.”
Some of the troubling graffiti discovered at Bondi Beach.