A rural town in Victoria has fallen victim to an alleged racial attack after Chinese and Nazi Swastika flags were hung atop a communication tower with the words “COVID-19“.
Police are investigating after the three flags, including two Chinese and one Swastika, were planted above the Telstra phone tower on Bradley Street in Kyabram, north of Melbourne, sometime between 12am and 6am yesterday.
The act is understood to be racially motivated during the coronavirus pandemic.
The flags were removed earlier this afternoon.
Anti-Defamation Commission chairman Dr Dvir Abramovich described the act as “disgusting”.
“It is chilling to think that in Australia in 2020 there are individuals with dangerous hatred in their hearts, walking our streets, who openly celebrate Hitler’s satanic ideology,” he said.
“Anyone who loves this country and its core values will be outraged by this evil and warped act.
“There is no perfect cure to this disease of racism, but a good step is to send the unmistakable message that Nazism has no place in Australia.”
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