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December 30, 2019

Gravestones in Jewish cemetery damaged - two men arrested

The Jewish cemetery, Geilenkirchen

Geilenkirchen - In Geilenkirchen in North Rhine-Westphalia, two men overturned tombstones in the Jewish cemetery and sprayed them with blue paint. There was an anti-Semitic incident in London only on Sunday.

2 White hooded men devastated a Jewish cemetery in Geilenkirchen (North Rhine-Westphalia) on Monday night. A 21-year-old and a 33-year-old are suspect, as the police in Aachen said. According to the information, they knocked over 40 gravestones in the cemetery and partially sprayed them with blue paint. In fact, they were observed by a witness.

The police who were called in were able to place the men near the crime scene and secure them balaclavas and aerosols with blue paint, as was said. The two suspects from neighboring Gangelt are already known to the police. The state protection took over the further investigations.

Source: rp-online