Antisemitic graffiti discovered in Brussels, investigation opened

For the second time in a few weeks, antisemitic graffiti was found in the Brussels neighbourhood of Uccle (Ukkel).

On Saturday 30 April, local residents noticed the presence of graffiti reading ‘Jew’ tagged with black paint near a dental surgery. The identities of the people living there were also tagged, except for one.

Thegraffiti has since been removed. The Mayor of Uccle, Boris Dilliès, visited the site. He spoke of an “unspeakable act” and confirmed that an investigation is currently underway to try to find the “brainless” person or persons who did this.

The investigation is being carried out through the use of videos, even if “there are no cameras everywhere”. In any case,” insists the mayor of Uccle, “there is no question of letting it go, obviously.”

Already at the end of December, a similar graffiti had been spray-painted in the same neighbourhood. It was written, also in black paint, “Jew = Nazi” in December 2021. It seems that the writing is similar, which points to the same culprit.

According to some information, an investigation has been opened and the Brussels public prosecutor’s office has been informed.

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