Nationalist slogans spray-painted on another asylum center

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Graffiti on a refugee shelter in Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht (Photo: Twitter/@Erikvh75)Graffiti on a refugee shelter in Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht (Photo: Twitter/@Erikvh75)

Anti-refugee slogans have been spray-painted onto the wall of a gymnasium in Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht. The gymnasium is currently accommodating 25 refugees.

The slogans include phrases like: "Own people first. Just let them die."  A "white-power" symbol has also been spray-painted on the wall.

Mayor Jan Heijkoop told RTV Rijnmond that he is shocked. "It's terrible what's happening here. I don't get it. We also have a group of Syrians here. There was never a hassle about them", he said to the broadcaster. The gymnasium has now been surrounded by fences.

Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht councilman Erik Hartingsveldt posted a photo of the graffiti on Twitter on Tuesday. "It's great that everyone has an opinion, but I find these texts in this way shocking", he said to the broadcaster. "You should never wish for someone's death. I understand the unrest, also in Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht, but I distance myself from this form of protest."

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