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2019.09.16 17:00

Lithuanian police launches probe into swastika near Jewish community building in Vilnius

BNS2019.09.16 17:00

Lithuanian police has launched an investigation after a swastika appeared near the building of the Jewish Community of Lithuania in central Vilnius on Sunday..

Vilnius County Police said the swastika was formed using soil from a flower pot, and is now being investigated as an incitement to hatred.

Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevičius has already condemned the incident, calling it deplorable.

"It's a deplorable incident that needs a swift investigation. It’s completely non-natural for us, and really such incidents have not been characteristic of us and do not do us credit, and, of course, they need to be investigated as soon as possible and prevented," he told BNS.

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