The town hall of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray (Seine-Maritime) has announced that it wants to file a complaint after the discovery last Saturday of Nazi and anti-Semitic tags on its territory.

The graffiti was spotted this Saturday on the wall of an annex of a student residence by the mayor Joachim Moyse, tells



The elected judge judged "despicable, odious and unacceptable that one harms in this way the Jewish community".

No precedents in the town

The author (s) of the tags have indeed painted swastikas on the wall.

They also wrote in capital letters “20 years already, down with the Jews” in what appears to be a reference to the September 11, 2001 attacks in the United States.

"This is the first time that Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray is the victim of this kind of ostentatious signs against the Jewish community," denounced Joachim Moyse.

The city councilor warned the technical services of the Norman town on Monday.

The inscriptions were initially concealed by covering them with paint.

Joachim Moyse intended to file a complaint on Wednesday.

He suggested that the Insa engineering school, in charge of the tagged building, also carry out this process.


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