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Second anti-racism vigil in Dollis Hill sees community condemn Nazi graffiti sprayed in Gladstone Park

PUBLISHED: 07:58 14 November 2018 | UPDATED: 12:25 15 November 2018

Residents gather on the bridge between Kendal Road and Gladstone Park for a show of strength against Nazi graffiti. Picture: Jonathan Goldberg

Residents gather on the bridge between Kendal Road and Gladstone Park for a show of strength against Nazi graffiti. Picture: Jonathan Goldberg

Jonathan Goldberg

A community gathered in Dollis Hill to scrub out Nazi graffiti that had appeared in Gladstone Park.

Neighbours met on Tuesday night to clear up the racist scrawl, which appeared on and around a bridge in the park on Sunday but someone had already painted over it.

It is the second time in recent months that swastikas have been sprayed in the Dollis Hill catchment area.

In April, neighbours woke up one Sunday morning to find the symbols spraypainted onto street signs, pavements and outside houses in Hamilton Road, Fleetwood Road and Kendal Road.

Cllr Ketan Sheth, chair of the community and wellbeing scrutiny committee at Brent Council, said: “I’m saddened that this vile graffiti has appeared once again in Brent.

“However, Brent is a better, brighter and more prosperous place because of our
diversity.”

He added: “The odious perpetrators won’t divide us.”

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