Sickening moment a man proudly wearing a Nazi swastika armband shocks shoppers as he strolls into a supermarket - and the police are P
Sickening moment a man proudly wearing a Nazi swastika armband shocks shoppers as he strolls into a supermarket – and the police are POWERLESS to stop him
- Man was spotted with Nazi swastika armband in Moorabbin market in Melbourne
- A horrified fellow shopper spotted the man in market and then informed police
- Anti-Defamation Commission Chairman Dr Dvir Abramovich condemned man
A man has stunned fellow shoppers after wearing a Nazi swastika armband when casually picking up some produce at a local market.
The unknown individual was photographed on Friday afternoon wearing the Nazi symbol at the Moorabbin Wholesale Farmers Fresh market, south-east of Melbourne, by a horrified shopper, who then alerted police.
To their amazement, police told the shopper it isn’t an illegal act to display the Nazi swastika publicly and by law, their hands were tied.
Anti-Defamation Commission Chairman Dr Dvir Abramovich labelled the brazen public act ‘sickening.’
A man was spotted wearing a Nazi-swastika armband (pictured above) in a Melbourne fresh market on Friday
Another shopper alerted police about the man’s Nazi armband – who told the shopper they are powerless to do anything about it
‘Melbourne is not Nazi Germany, and allowing this sickening and brazen display by individuals who support Hitler and the murder of Jews has to stop,’ he said.
‘Australian Nazis should not be allowed to intimidate anyone, and it is simply unacceptable to think that in Melbourne neo-Nazi thugs have a license to openly brandish this symbol of extermination and evil, knowing full well that Victoria Police is powerless to stop them.
‘This is a spit on the memory of our Diggers who died to defeat the Third Reich and the millions of victims who died at the hands of the Nazis.’
Dr Abamovich also felt such public displays are completely unnecessary and have the potential to incite violence.
‘Imagine the terror a Holocaust survivor would have felt seeing this bigot,’ he said.
‘What’s next, marching with Nazi flags in the CBD? ‘Enough is enough.’
The National Socialist Network, a white supremacist neo-Nazi organization, is reported to have members in most major Australian cities.
Victorian premier Daniel Andrews recently warned that anti-Semitism was on the rise in Australia.
The Holocaust saw the murder of an estimated six million Jewish men, women and children by the Nazi regime and its collaborators after they came into power in Germany in 1933.
The other shopper was shocked to see the man (pictured) wearing a Nazi-swastika armband in public
The Moorabbin Wholesale Farmers Fresh market (pictured) where a man was spotted wearing a Nazi-swastika armband