A father was shocked arrived at a playground in the Trumpington Meadows area of Cambridge with his children last Thursday only to find that the words “Kill all Jews” had been graffitied onto the slide.
Pepe Gonzalez discovered the antisemitic graffiti when he took his children to play at the playground. He told Cambridge News he was “disturbed and disgusted by the message of hatred”.
The incident at the park, which was also vandalised and sprayed with other graffiti, was reported immediately to Cambridge City Council which had removed the offensive material by the following morning.
Mr Gonzalez has praised the City Council for acting so quickly, but asked: “Assuming that all this vandalism came from kids, what worries me is how does a kid pick that message of hatred? It is a shame and it is dangerous. I can understand, although disagreeing, that kids may break a swing or draw graffiti but hatred messages are unacceptable.”
Campaign Against Antisemitism commends Mr Gonzalez for reporting the graffiti, andCambridge City Council for removing it so swiftly.