Australian activists have condemned antisemitic graffiti in a park in Keilor, a suburb of Melbourne.
Swastika graffiti was found in Caroline Chisholm Park, which has since been removed by Brimbank Council and reported to the police.
A Council official said that the hateful graffiti “has no place in our community,” and police pledged to step up patrols. Local MP Andrew Giles launched a petition calling on the community to “reject this sort of hate.”
Antisemitic graffiti has also been found in Broadmeadows and Mernda, also Melbourne suburbs, over the past month.
A spokesperson for Victoria Police said: “We understand incidents of antisemitism can leave communities feeling targeted, threatened and vulnerable. These incidents have no place in our society. There is no excuse to engage in behaviour that promotes fear or hate in our community. We treat any report of antisemitism seriously, whether it happens on the street or online.”
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