Swastikas deface Rio Jewish neighborhood

May 19, 2016 17:30


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RIO DE JANEIRO — Three swastikas were found painted on walls in a Rio de Janeiro neighborhood most heavily populated with middle-class and elderly Jews.

The president of the Rio Jewish federation, Paulo Maltz, filed a police report Wednesday about the anti-Semitic graffiti in the Copacabana section, which has several synagogues, a Jewish day school and community centers, as well as federation headquarters and the honorary Israeli consulate.

Maltz, a lawyer, told JTA a group of young people covered the swastikas with white paint and the third would be “erased” this week

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