Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo’s private residence was defaced with several swastikas in the early hours of 31st January.
According to local press, seven large swastikas were found sprayed across a mailbox and the front of the house. The vandalism was discovered the following morning and reported to local law enforcement, who have thus far been unable to identify those responsible.
A demonstration of the far-right political action group Vlaanderen Ons Land, Flanders Our Country, was held the same weekend in Brakel. Police are trying to establish if there is a connection between the demonstration and the vandalism. The protest comprised fifteen participants, however there was reportedly a large federal police presence.
Through his spokesperson, Prime Minister De Croo condemned the damage to his private property and the failed attempt to intimidate his family through fascist and antisemitic symbolism.
According to the Prosecutor’s Office East Flanders, an investigation into the incident is ongoing.