Vandal who defaced British war graves in the Netherlands with swastikas arrested

Dutch police arrested a 36-year-old man from Mierlo who is suspected of spray painting Nazi swastikas on the war graves of British and Dutch soldiers at a cemetery in the Netherlands.

The desecration was discovered by police on Friday morning at a cemetery in Mierlo, not far from the southern city of Eindhoven, just as the Netherlands is set to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the beginning of its Allied liberation from Nazi Germany, Algemeen Dagblad reports.

Those who died at the time will be commemorated in the coming days.

Among other things, swastikas and references to Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 were painted onto monuments and the headstones of various graves. 

Nearly every gravestone was daubed with letters while a giant swastika was spray-painted on the wall of the chapel. “It is not just a bit, everything has been covered,” an Omroep Brabant journalist told Dutch

The senseless destruction has sparked international outrage amid growing trends of anti-Semitism.

“The suspect was arrested in his home. The man is being heard today and further investigation is being done,” administrator Henk ten Westenenk said.

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