Graffiti bearing what may be the logo of National Action, a proscribed terrorist organisation, has been found scrawled on a bus stop in Amhurst Park in Stamford Hill, alongside various messages including the words: “Too many yids f*** off”. National Action was proscribed as a terrorist organisation in December 2016 following a long campaign by Campaign Against Antisemitism. There has also been speculation that instead of a National Action logo, the logo might be the symbol for the anarchist movement, however the accompanying messages appear to be racist in nature and do not reflect typical anarchist messaging.
The graffiti includes a ghoulish figure, which bears a moustache that could be likened to that of Adolf Hitler, along with a clenched fist and another specimen of what appears to be the National Action logo, or possibly the anarchist movement’s logo. The graffiti was found by volunteers from Stamford Hill Shomrim, a Jewish neighbourhood watch patrol. It has been reported to the Metropolitan Police Service.
A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police Service told the Jewish News that “The local policing team are working to capture the images and remove the grafitti in partnership with the local authority.”
If the graffiti is indeed the work of National Action’s followers, it is very possible that it was drawn by individuals whose intention is to cause the most severe harm to the Jewish community and other sections of British society. We trust that the police officers who investigate will treat this as a dangerous warning sign that merits resources being devoted to finding the perpetrator and clarifying their motive. Vigilance is vital, and we commend Stamford Hill Shomrim for bringing this graffiti to the attention of the police.
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