Flag flying out the window in Margaret St in Brisbane last month.

A man is facing court in Brisbane over flying Nazi flag near synagogue

A 45-year-old man is facing court in Brisbane after allegedly flying the Nazi symbol over a synagogue at the weekend. 

A man is facing court in Brisbane after allegedly flying a Nazi flag over a synagogue at the weekend.

As per News.com.au, a Queensland Police spokesperson revealed a complaint was received on the morning of Saturday, October 30th, after the Nazi flag was spotted hanging out the window of a building on Brisbane’s Margaret Street, which happens to overlook the Brisbane Synagogue.

The flag was then seized and a local man, aged 45, was subsequently charged with public nuisance. He’ll now face court over the incident at the end of this month on November 30th.

The flag’s appearance angered Brisbane’s Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner, who shared his disgust at it. “This is sickening,” he said. “For someone to fly this symbol of hatred and genocide right above the Brisbane Synagogue on Margaret St is pure evil. It’s time for this vile flag to be banned in Queensland. “QLD needs to get serious about cracking down on these open displays of racial hatred.”

Last month, Victoria became the first Australian state to announce it was considering banning the use of Nazi imagery. Other states like Queensland are currently considering doing so too, with a parliamentary committee in Queensland looking into hate crimes and whether the Nazi symbol should be considered an offence.

Read the article by Conor Lochrie in The Brag.