Swastikas and ‘free Plestine’ [sic] graffiti removed by London council

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Swastikas and ‘free Plestine’ [sic] graffiti removed by London council

Daubings were discovered by a Jewish News reader on Borough High Street on Tuesday.

Antisemitic graffiti including a Star of David with a swastika has been removed by a local London council.

The daubings were noticed on Borough High Street on Tuesday, and include the phrases “free Plestine [sic] or else”, “right to return” and “no to occupation”.

Another says “no to”, then has a Star of David and a swastika.

More of the graffiti

Councillor Darren Merrill, Cabinet Member for a Safer, Cleaner Borough, said: “Southwark Council does not tolerate hateful or racist language in any way, shape or form. We have worked with the building owner removed the offending graffiti.”

Phil Dave, a Jewish broadcaster who noticed the graffiti, said: “I had to double take. You read about these things but never actually expect to see it in person. I genuinely felt sick at the thought of standing so close to such hatred. How misplaced the perpetrators are, living in the most culturally diverse city in the world”.

The graffiti has now been removed


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