(JNS.org) Anti-Semitic graffiti, including swastikas, were painted on gravestones at a Jewish cemetery in Manchester, UK this week. Some of the gravestones were also toppled over. This is the latest in a string of similar offenses that began earlier this month.
“This is a sickening and cruel act of racism. A cemetery is supposed to be a resting place for people who have passed away,” said Mike Reid, of the Integrated Neighborhood Policing Team at Greater Manchester Police (GMP), reported the Belfast Telegraph.
"The vandalism of a gravestone is, in itself, a sickening act but to violate the memory of those resting in the cemetery still further by daubing racial slurs on the graves is truly repulsive,” he said.
Police are investigating and have recorded the incident as a hate crime.