Swastika daubed on Josh Burns poster

February 27, 2022 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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Federal Labor MP Josh Burns took to Twitter to react to a photograph of him on a poster being daubed with a Hitleresque moustache and a swastika on his forehead.



On Twitter, the representative for Macnamara posted: “There’s no place for the Swastika in Australia. I’m not putting this up for sympathy – to be honest, I’ve got thicker skin than that. But I’m putting this graffiti up as a reminder that there are some lines that shouldn’t be crossed.”

Members of his staff erased the offending daubing.

Daniel Aghion, president of  The Jewish Community Council of Victoria told J-Wire: “The JCCV condemns the antisemitic defacing of a poster of Josh Burns, Member for Macnamara. It is notable that Mr Burns is Jewish. The attack is therefore personal, offensive and designed to intimidate. Daniel Aghion, JCCV President said “The JCCV expresses our sorrow that Josh Burns has been vilified in this manner. It demonstrates the need for the proposed legislation to ban Nazi symbols in Victoria. We are grateful for bipartisan support for the proposed legislation.”


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