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For carrying swastika placard

Man arrested at pro-Palestinian Arab protest in London

Two men arrested at Palestine Solidarity Campaign demonstration in the British capital to call for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza.

Man arrested at pro-Palestinian Arab protest in London

Pennsylvania: Two synagogues defaced with antisemitic graffiti

Officials condemn antisemitic and anti-Israel vandalism at 2 Philadelphia-area synagogues.

Pennsylvania: Two synagogues defaced with antisemitic graffiti

Michigan man convicted over synagogue vandalism

Federal jury convicts 23-year-old for defacing one of Michigan’s oldest synagogues with a swastika and other graffiti in 2019.

Michigan man convicted over synagogue vandalism

Swastika drawn at Philly Holocaust memorial

Swastika spray-painted just outside the oldest Holocaust memorial the US.

Swastika drawn at Philly Holocaust memorial

Florida:

Man arrested for displaying banner with swastikas

Florida man arrested for violation of new state law that makes it a crime to display images onto a structure without permission.

Man arrested for displaying banner with swastikas

Swastikas spray-painted on Bnei Akiva branch in Jerusalem

Dep. Mayor of Jerusalem pens urgent letter to Jerusalem police commander. 'We must stop this dangerous deterioration immediately.'

Swastikas spray-painted on Bnei Akiva branch in Jerusalem

Man charged with 2019 defacing of Michigan synagogue

23-year-old indicted in connection with swastika that was sprayed on Hancock synagogue.

Man charged with 2019 defacing of Michigan synagogue

Coney Island targeted by antisemitic vandals

NYPD Hate Crime Task Force investigating swastika found on building in Brooklyn neighborhood.

Coney Island targeted by antisemitic vandals

Nazi graffiti causes thousands in damage to Massachusetts house

Vandals trash home, leaving swastikas and over $10,000 worth of damage behind. Police working with ADL and local Jewish org.

Nazi graffiti causes thousands in damage to Massachusetts house

UK Jewish org warns of swastika graffiti in London

Campaign Against Antisemitism sounds alarm as swastika graffiti becomes increasingly common in Britain's capital.

UK Jewish org warns of swastika graffiti in London

Boston area high school defaced with swastika

Investigation opened after swastika found on bathroom wall, principal decries 'people who are continuing to perpetuate hate' at school.

Boston area high school defaced with swastika

Philadelphia suburb targeted with antisemitic stickers

Antisemitic vandalism spree continues in Philadelphia suburbs, with police expressing frustration they cannot do more.

Philadelphia suburb targeted with antisemitic stickers

Jewish University of Delaware prof targeted with swastika

Campus police investigating poster with Nazi symbol and threatening phrase found on academic's office door.

Jewish University of Delaware prof targeted with swastika

Detroit area synagogue defaced with swastika

After latest incident, Jewish leaders and politicians decry recent spree of antisemitic vandalism in Detroit.

Detroit area synagogue defaced with swastika

Boston area targeted with 'distressing' swastika graffiti

Boston mayor vows to get to bottom of antisemitic graffiti spree in his city.

Boston area targeted with 'distressing' swastika graffiti

FBI probing swastika carved into back of autistic Jewish teen

17-year-old non-verbal boy who uses service dog was victim of antisemitic assault at his Las Vegas school.

FBI probing swastika carved into back of autistic Jewish teen

California elementary school defaced with antisemitic graffiti

Vandalism includes several swastikas, antisemitic and racial slurs, and death threats directed at specific students.

California elementary school defaced with antisemitic graffiti

Suspect in Queens antisemitic crime spree arrested by NYPD

Man accused of string of antisemitic incidents, including vandalizing synagogue sidewalk with swastika.

Suspect in Queens antisemitic crime spree arrested by NYPD

British Columbia hate crime:

Youth baseball clubhouse defaced with vile antisemitic graffiti

Langley little league team's headquarters targeted with antisemitic slurs and swastika.

Youth baseball clubhouse defaced with vile antisemitic graffiti

Historic Montreal synagogue targeted with swastika graffiti

Antisemitic vandalism of century-old synagogue shocks community, with Jewish leaders calling for city to take action.

Historic Montreal synagogue targeted with swastika graffiti

New Jersey high school again targeted with swastika

Hate symbol found at Glen Rock school part of a string of recent hate incidents occurring at NJ schools.

New Jersey high school again targeted with swastika

NYPD probing swastika at Columbia Law school as hate crime

Antisemitic graffiti found at New York City law school being investigated by NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force.

NYPD probing swastika at Columbia Law school as hate crime

California:

City to pay man $750K after cops paint swastika in his car

City of Torrance settles lawsuit with man who was targeted with swastika by two police officers after being detained in mail theft case.

City to pay man $750K after cops paint swastika in his car

Queensland moves to ban swastika tattoos

Australian state follows New South Wales, Western Australia and Tasmania in legislating ban on hate symbol tattoos.

Queensland moves to ban swastika tattoos

Manhattan:

Man charged with hate crime after defacing statue with swastika

Colorado man accused of writing racial slurs and drawing swastikas on public spaces in Manhattan.

Man charged with hate crime after defacing statue with swastika

Gdańsk synagogue defaced with swastika and KKK symbol

Police forensics team investigating after facade of Polish city's New Synagogue found to be vandalized with antisemitic symbols.

Gdańsk synagogue defaced with swastika and KKK symbol

Chicago residents outraged over Nazi flags in apartment windows

Locals say their complains over man in Edgewater area who refuses to remove hateful flags are being ignored.

Chicago residents outraged over Nazi flags in apartment windows

NYC park building vandalized with swastika, antisemitic graffiti

Officials remove hateful graffiti from Bayside, Queens park after police investigation.

NYC park building vandalized with swastika, antisemitic graffiti

Florida Jewish retirement community targeted with swastika

Police investigating after antisemitic graffiti at largely Orthodox gated community singles out homeowner association president.

Florida Jewish retirement community targeted with swastika

Maryland schools report nine antisemitic acts in 5-day period

Montgomery County dealing with outbreak of antisemitism at multiple schools, with council president calling for anti-hate task force.

Maryland schools report nine antisemitic acts in 5-day period

Hate crime in Massachusetts:

Jewish high school student’s car targeted with swastika

School board to implement ADL-led antisemitism education following incident in which Jewish student's car defaced with Nazi symbol.

Jewish high school student’s car targeted with swastika

LA high school girls basketball game descends into antisemitism

Students form opposing Los Angeles area school chant 'Kanye West! while holding up pictures of swastikas and Palestinian Arab flags.

LA high school girls basketball game descends into antisemitism

Swastika hung on North Carolina Reform synagogue’s sign

Suspect captured on surveillance video shortly after waving and hanging swastika flag on synagogue's front sign.

Swastika hung on North Carolina Reform synagogue’s sign

Brazilian teen with Nazi armband arrested trying to bomb school

Teenager arrested with explosives and hatchet outside of school by police who later find Nazi propaganda at his home.

Brazilian teen with Nazi armband arrested trying to bomb school

Iowa statehouse may cancel Zoom meetings due to neo-Nazi trolls

After latest incident, in which user appeared in meeting waving swastika, Iowa statehouse considers ending virtual access to lawmakers.

Iowa statehouse may cancel Zoom meetings due to neo-Nazi trolls

Ontario:

Man who vandalized coffee shop with Nazi symbols pleads guilty

Judge to examine public safety aspect of St. Catharines Nazi graffiti case in sentencing phase.

Man who vandalized coffee shop with Nazi symbols pleads guilty

Swastika found in Georgetown University residence hall

DC-area university police department investigating after swastika discovered in campus building.

Swastika found in Georgetown University residence hall

Western Australia to ban public display of Nazi symbols

Legislation will ban the display and possession of Nazi symbols, including flags, clothing and tattoos.

Western Australia to ban public display of Nazi symbols

Ontario town finally changes name of street linked to Nazis

Puslinch street Swastika Trail renamed Holly Trail after years long legal battle.

Ontario town finally changes name of street linked to Nazis

Swiss Jews praise commission’s support of Nazi symbol ban

Group representing Swiss Jewish communities calls for banning Nazi symbols as first step to comprehensive hate symbol ban.

Swiss Jews praise commission’s support of Nazi symbol ban

Pennsylvania billboard with swastika leaves residents outraged

Officials refuse to act, claiming privately owned billboard is not breaking any laws.

Pennsylvania billboard with swastika leaves residents outraged

Why ban the PLO - and Confederate - flags?

Flags have power and it can be negative. Think Nazi Germany's swastika flag or the USSR's hammer and sickle. Op-ed.

Why ban the PLO - and Confederate - flags?

Los Angeles:

School experiences 4th antisemitic incident since start of year

Harvard-Westlake School condemns latest incident in which a swastika was found carved into a desk, reveals other recent similar incidents.

School experiences 4th antisemitic incident since start of year

Police investigating antisemitic incident in Boston area

Police investigating swastika found on sidewalk in Swampscott, Massachusetts

Police investigating antisemitic incident in Boston area

Ottawa:

Two students charged with hate crimes in swastika incident

Students facing criminal charges in connection with display of swastika at high school in Canada’s capital.

Two students charged with hate crimes in swastika incident

Swastika spray painted in Melbourne week before Nazi symbol ban

Australian Jewish leader calls acts of antisemitism attempts to ramp up hatred before swastika ban goes into effect.

Swastika spray painted in Melbourne week before Nazi symbol ban

Australian school accused of fostering culture of antisemitism

Sydney school slammed by NSW Jewish Board of Deputies for 'troubling' incidents of antisemitism.

Australian school accused of fostering culture of antisemitism

Nazi banner hung on North Carolina overpass

Banner containing swastikas and antisemitic phrases unfurled shortly before Hannukah being investigated by police.

Nazi banner hung on North Carolina overpass

Readers couldn't believe it:

Is that a swastika in the NY Times?

Many on social media took issue with the layout of Sunday's crossword puzzle in the New York Times.

Is that a swastika in the NY Times?

Swastika found on desk at New Jersey middle school

NJ Rep. Josh Gottheimer denounces incident, points out this was not the first time antisemitic vandalism found at the school.

Swastika found on desk at New Jersey middle school

Ottawa police investigating antisemitic incident at local HS

Hate crime investigation opened after swastika discovered in school room where student makes Nazi salute.

Ottawa police investigating antisemitic incident at local HS

Chicago:

Man charged with hate crime for putting swastikas on signs

Suburban Chicago man faces hate crime charges for plastering swastika stickers on campaign signs of country board candidate.

Man charged with hate crime for putting swastikas on signs

Arsonist targets Rochester with house fire and swastika graffiti

Series of connected incidents include antisemitic and racist graffiti and a home set on fire.

Arsonist targets Rochester with house fire and swastika graffiti

Oklahoma mall under fire for swastika armband art exhibit

Art gallery in Shawnee, Oklahoma plaza blasted for mural showing Biden, Harris, Zuckerberg and others with Nazi armbands.

Oklahoma mall under fire for swastika armband art exhibit

Western Australia Jewish leaders renew call for swastika ban

Perth auction house sale of Nazi memorabilia leads to calls to ban swastika and sale of Third Reich items to individuals.

Western Australia Jewish leaders renew call for swastika ban

Swastikas scrawled on signs at Buchenwald memorial site

Signs at the memorial site of the former Nazi death camp vandalized with far-right symbols.

Swastikas scrawled on signs at Buchenwald memorial site

Ithaca College investigating swastika on kosher storage room

Swastika on kosher kitchen storage room reported to have been there for months but only now brought to the attention of administrators.

Ithaca College investigating swastika on kosher storage room

Portland Jewish restaurant defaced with swastika

Jewish-owned business suffers months-long string of antisemitic incidents culminating in antisemitic graffiti on sign.

Portland Jewish restaurant defaced with swastika

Third swastika this month found on Sacramento State campus

Incident of Nazi symbol on campus sign follows two previous similar antisemitic acts earlier in the month.

Third swastika this month found on Sacramento State campus

Canada:

Ontario town to rename 'Swastika Trail'

Puslinch Township in Ontario votes to rename one of its streets, Swastika Trail, after years of advocacy.

Ontario town to rename 'Swastika Trail'