Antisemitic symbol found graffitied on tree in Melbourne CBD

- Just hours after a parliamentary committee recommended outlawing hateful Nazi symbols such as the swastika, one was found graffitied on a tree in Melbourne’s CBD (The city centre or central business district).

The swastika was found scrawled on a tree surrounded by the Star of David last Wednesday afternoon by a Jewish woman aged in her 40s as she left her office on Collins Street.

Only hours earlier the parliamentary committee had recommended the Victorian government establish a criminal offence that prohibited the display of symbols of Nazi ideology, including the swastika.

It came after another swastika was discovered on the brick wall of a private building in Queens Parade, Fitzroy North on Tuesday, alongside the text “Hitler”, an image of a heart and the Star of David.

Nazi graffiti on a wall in Queens Parade, Fitzroy North that was discovered on March 2, 2021. Picture: Supplied

Photo: The swastika scrawled on a tree outside an office in Collins Street, Melbourne, on March 3, 2021. Picture: Supplied