Man arrested after Israeli flag with swastika put up on London campus

A man has been arrested and two questioned at a London university after an Israeli flag featuring a Nazi swastika was put up on campus.

Surrey Police questioned a 24-year-old man from Englefield Green in connection with the flag and the investigation continues.

In a separate incident earlier this week, police also arrested a 21-year-old man from Egham and a 19-year-old woman from Englefield Green on suspicion of hate crimes relating to antisemitism. They have both been released on bail.

Police said one was suspected of having expressed support for Hamas at a protest and another alleged to have posted inflammatory material online.

“The arrests relate to reports of hate crime at Royal Holloway University. We are working closely with the university as our investigation progresses,” said a Surrey Police spokeswoman.

Jewish students are urging the university to ‘take a stand’ after a spate of antisemitic incidents.

Others have received online abuse, including the statement “I wish someone else would come and burn you like Hitler.”

Jon Howden-Evans, Director of Student and Academic Services at Royal Holloway, University of London, said:  “We witnessed unacceptable behaviour on our campus and online last weekend which we reported to the Police who have now taken action. We are also following our own disciplinary procedures and will not hesitate to use the full range of sanctions available to us.”

Source: thejc