Nazi Posters Appear in Velenje

By , 25 Jun 2018, 10:49 AM News
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STA, 24 June 2018 - Several Nazi-themed posters had been hung up in public places in Velenje the night before last. The posters were removed from the streets on Saturday and the Celje police are conducting a hate speech investigation. 

The six posters said "For Family, For Country, For the Race", with the final line followed by a swastika. At the bottom was a link to Discord, an application specialising voice-over communication for gamers.

The words were written in Gothic script and the posters depicted a soldier wearing an iron cross, one of the main symbols of the Third Reich.

Prime Minister Miro Cerar responded to the posters in a tweet, declaring a "decisive NO to all forms of hate speech encouraging intolerance and hatred among people".

His Modern Centre Party (SMC) moreover tweeted it hoped that the incident would be investigated soon.

Janez Janša, the leader of the Democratic Party (SDS), the relative winner of the recent parliamentary election, also tweeted, saying that "the Commies are picking a cultural fight again".

He added that Velenje had a large statue that is a symbol of hate. He was referring to the statue of former Yugoslav leader Josip Broz Tito.

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