A man has been ordered to appear in court after a Nazi flag flown was over a synagogue on the Jewish Sabbath in Brisbane, Australia.
The flag was flown on Saturday from the UniLodge student accommodation building on Margaret Street which towers over the synagogue. Police were called to the scene and the flag has since been seized.
A 45-year-old man has been ordered to appear in court on a public nuisance charge.
Brisbane Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said on Twitter that Saturday’s incident was “sickening” and “pure evil”, adding that it was “time for this vile flag to be banned in Queensland.”
Currently, Victoria is the only Australian state that has called for a ban on Nazi symbols.
Lord Mayor Schrinner also said that “Under the current inadequate laws”, the incident was “likely to be classified as nothing more than a low-level ‘public nuisance’,” which he deemed “not good enough.”
A survey conducted earlier this year found that 60 percent of Jews in Queensland, Australia have experienced antisemitism.