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Australian state of Victoria bans public display of Nazi swastikas

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JTA — The Australian state of Victoria, which includes Melbourne, has banned the public display of Nazi swastikas, earning praise from Jewish groups.

The law, which was passed Tuesday, introduces penalties of 22,000 Australian dollars (around $15,213) and 12 months in prison for displaying the Nazi swastika. It will go into effect in six months, following a public education campaign.

Dvir Abramovich, chair of the Anti-Defamation Commission, a Jewish organization founded to fight antisemitism, saw the results of five years of effort with the passage of the law, calling it a “triumphant moment” for........

© The Times of Israel

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