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Swastika found on partisan memorial plaque in Turin

Graffiti likely painted on Sunday, Holocaust Remembrance Day

28 January, 14:39
Swastika found on partisan memorial plaque in Turin (ANSA) - Turin, January 28 - The Italian Digos terrorist police unit in Turin are investigating a black swastika found on a memorial plaque in the city that they believe was painted on Sunday, International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Insults were also painted nearby. The plate located in Rubbertex park commemorates four Italian partisans killed in massacres in May 1944 and April 1945.

According to the Milan-based Observatory for Antisemitic Prejudice, antisemitic episodes such as graffiti and online attacks were up 40% in 2012, doubling compared to 2011.

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