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Two charged for anti-Jewish graffiti in Rome

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Two charged for anti-Jewish graffiti in Rome
The men were charged for spraying anti-Semitic slurs in a Rome square. Photo: Zeevveez/Flickr
17:07 CET+01:00
Two men have been charged after spray-painting anti-Jewish slurs, including “Holocaust lies”, in northern Rome's Clodio Square.

Their arrest on Saturday came as anti-Semitic graffiti across the city mounted ahead of International Holocaust Day in memory of the victims of the Holocaust on Monday, Ansa news agency reported.

Boxes containing pigs' heads were also delivered to the city’s Israeli embassy and synagogue on Friday.

READ MORE HERE: Pig heads sent to Israeli embassy in Rome

The police said one of the men was part of Militia, the extreme right-wing group, while the other was questioned as part of a probe into the neo-Nazi website, Stormfront. One of the two was also wearing a t-shirt with, a Holocaust-denial website, printed on it.

They were arrested late on Saturday and charged with inciting racial hatred after writing phrases including “Holocaust lies”, “Hangmen Pacifists" and “Vile Sharon”.

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