Lithuanian police launches probe into swastika near Jewish community building in Vilnius

  • 2019-09-16
  • BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS – Lithuania's police has launched an investigation into incitement to hatred over the Sunday incident when a swastika shaped using soil appeared on the sidewalk close to the main entrance of the Jewish Community of Lithuania's building in central Vilnius.

Vilnius Council Police said the swastika sign was formed using soil from a flower pot.

A photo showing the swastika and several flowers, was on Sunday shared on social media by the JCL as well.

Its chair Faina Kukliansky said Lithuania has not seen such obvious anti-Semitism for a long time, and she also paid attention to the fact that the incident took place during the Nations' Fair and a week before Lithuania marks its Day of Remembrance for Jewish Victims of Genocide in Lithuania.