Danish police arrest 2 over Jewish cemetery vandalism

Source: Xinhua| 2019-11-14 02:52:46|Editor: huaxia
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COPENHAGEN, Nov. 13 (Xinhua) -- Jacob Vullum Andersen, a member of the neo-Nazi Nordic Resistance Movement, and a 27-year-old co-conspirator have been arrested and charged with "two cases of serious vandalism," Danish police said Wednesday.

The two men are charged with gross vandalism at a Jewish burial ground in Randers, over 220 kilometers northwest of the Danish capital city of Copenhagen, where several tombstones were overturned and 84 tombstones were vandalized with green paint last weekend, according to a press release from East Jutland Police.

Andersen and his co-conspirator are also charged with committing vandalism on a building belonging to a bank in Randers, where black and green paint was thrown on the building's facade, according to the press release.

The vandalism at the Jewish burial ground made international headlines as it occurred on the anniversary of the Kristallnacht (Crystal Night), a notorious hate crime that took place on Nov. 9, 1938, in Germany. Enditem