Jewish deli vandalized in Copenhagen

The words "Jewish pigs" could be seen on one of the supermarket's walls.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
April 10, 2015 01:44
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Policemen stand guard in Copenhagen (Illustrative). (photo credit: REUTERS)

 
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A Jewish deli in Copenhagen was vandalized on Wednesday night – its walls spray-painted with anti-Semitic remarks, the store's front window smashed, nearly shattered to pieces.

Police discovered the damage in the early hours of Thursday morning, local newspapers reported. The words "Jewish pigs" could be seen in big white letters on one of the kosher supermarket's walls, beside a window bearing the name of the shop – 'Slagter & Delikatesse' – alongside its logo, a white dove fluttering its wings against a blue background.

Law enforcement officials were searching the affluent Østerbro neighborhood for the perpetrators.

The deli was regularly guarded by an armed security officer during business hours, after a spate of attacks two months ago rattled the country's capital.

The owner, an Israeli native who moved to Denmark 22 years ago, said he felt imprisoned by the current security situation: "When I go to work, there's police outside. And when someone wants to enter the shop, the door can only be opened from the inside," he told the Copenhagen-based Berlingske Tidende on Thursday.

As for the act of violence directed at his shop, the Jewish butcher said that while he "cannot say I'm surprised – it's a pity this happens in a free country like Denmark."

The area has seen an uptick in police presence lately, in the wake of twin attacks on a cafe and a synagogue in Copenhagen this past February that left two people dead and half a dozen injured.

Police also said they were combing through hours of security footage from nearby streets and stores to try and glean information about the assailants, who remain unidentified. "All vandalism is serious," said a police investigator involved in the search, "but when it comes to this particular location, there will be extra focus."

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