War cemetery in Nijmegen sprayed with anti-Russian texts

The graveyard has now been sealed off. Picture: Marcel Krijgsman ANP/HH

A World War II cemetery in Nijmegen has been vandalised with anti-Russian texts and swastikas, news web-site Nu.nl explained on Wednesday afternoon.

The website released numerous photographs showing Ukrainian flags, swastikas and the text ‘Fuck Russia’ painted throughout the entrance to the Jonkerbos cemetery and on several  grave stones.

The place is the past resting location for 1,642 soldiers, predominantly British but also Canadians, Australians and other allies.

Nijmegen mayor Hubert Bruls reported the vandalism was ‘disgusting’. ‘And to take place on a day like currently,’ he advised the Gelderlander, referring to the May perhaps 4 Remembrance Working day commemorations. ‘I are unable to realize how a person would do this.’

The graveyard has been shut to the community whilst the law enforcement have out a forensic evaluation and the clean up up do the job goes ahead.

The cemetery was also sprayed with swastikas and racist texts in 1993, when a few guys have been arrested and jailed for various months.

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