France charges two over Nazi swastika graffiti in Paris


Nov 29, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

France charged two people with justifying a crime against humanity over Nazi swastikas that were spray-painted in northwestern Paris, a judicial source said on Wednesday.  

The two were part of a group of 13 people who were detained on Saturday. The suspects, who are in their 20s and early 30s, have been described as a mixture of ultra-right activists and hooligans.

France is on alert after the killing of a teenager this month inflamed political tensions in the country, with the hard-right describing the assault as "anti-white racism."

Seven of the suspects have been known to the authorities as ultra-right activists, and another three have already been involved in "similar acts" in the past, the public prosecutor's office said. 

They are suspected of having spray-painted Nazi swastikas on the ground in the French capital's 17th district.