Out­rage over Nazi graf­fiti

Po­lice hunt swastika van­dals

The Daily Telegraph (Sydney) - - News - JACK HOUGHTON

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.

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