A 36-year-old man from Mierlo was arrested on Saturday for vandalizing the war cemetery in the town. The man suffers from psychosis and delusions that someone is out to get him, according to a neighbor. She doesn't think he was aware of what he was doing when he spray painted a swastika and other texts on the cemetery's chapel, graves and wall, the neighbor said to Eindhovens Dagblad.
Graves, walls and the chapel of the Second World War cemetery in Mierlo were vandalized overnight. A massive swastika was painted on the inner wall of the chapel, and 'MH17 lie' was written on the outside wall in large black letters. The white gravestones in the British plot were also vandalized, Omroep Brabant reports.
This is the second swastika to appear in the Mierlo War Cemetery in a week, a person present at the cemetery said to the broadcaster. Another one was spray painted there last week. It had just been removed when the new vandalism occurred.
A woman from Asten found a very peculiar coin when she emptied out her purse after her vacation on Wednesday. A 2-euro coin, with the image of Princess Beatrix on it, that had also been minted with an image of an eagle with a swastika under it, De Gelderlander reports.
A police station in Zutphen was covered with swastikas and the letters SS, the abbreviation for Adolf Hitler's personal guard and eventual parliamentary organization the Schutzstaffel, local police officer Yilmaz Uluçay said on Instagram. He calls on witnesses to come forward.
The vandalism to the police station on Houtwal happened sometime on Saturday night or early on Sunday morning, Uluçay believes. The Nazi symbols were chalked onto the building's windows.
Swastikas were spray-painted on the outside wall of the Jewish cemetery on Zeeburg in Amsterdam on Saturday. A suspect was arrested a short time later. In the interest of the investigation, the police will not say anything about the suspect or the arrest, Het Parool reports.
The swastikas were painted on the cemetery's outside wall, near Flevopark. The graffiti was removed from the wall immediately after being discovered.
The Jewish cemetery is the largest in the Netherlands, with over 100 thousand people buried there, according to the newspaper.
Swastikas were spray painted on the Jewish Monument at the Hoogezand-Sappermeer station during the early hours of Sunday morning. The police are investigating and call on witnesses to come forward, NOS reports.
A large swastika and a German flag were found spray painted on a windmill next to the A6 highway, between Emmeloord and Lelystad, on Sunday morning. The authorities believe the vandalism happened very recently, though who the perpetrators are is unclear, De Stentor reports.
A police spokesperson told the newspaper that they are investigating the case and have informed the owner of the windmill, energy company Innogy. "We certainly take this seriously."
Flags with swastikas on them were planted in the grass of a pasture in the Groningen village of Zuidbroek. As a wind farm is planned in this location, RTV Noord concludes that this is a protest against the wind farm.
The flags read Bezet gebied, Dutch for occupied territory, and Sperrgebiet, a term used by the Nazis during the German occupation to indicate prohibited territory.
Two Dutch-Turkish families living in Zaandam have received threatening letters with swastikas, threats and heavy insults. One of them also found their front yard covered in what appeared to be blood splatters, according to Zaandam regional media outlet De Orkaan. After further inspection, what seemed like blood was actually red paint.
The Maria chapel on Noord-Brabantlaan in Eindhoven was vandalized somewhere between Wednesday night and Thursday morning. Swastikas and blasphemous words were spray-painted on the chapel and a statue of Mary was smeared with red paint, Omroep Brabant reports.
The Public Prosecutor in Amsterdam demanded a 250 euro fine against Pegida frontman Edwin Wagensveld in court on Thursday for showing a swastika during an demonstration in Amsterdam. The display of the swastika went against the Mayor's rules for the demonstration, ANP reports.
The incident happened during a Pegida demonstration in Amsterdam on February 27th. To prevent disorder and based on the Law on Public Events, Amsterdam mayor Eberhard van der Laan set a number of rules for the demonstration. One of them was a ban on swastikas.
Pegida frontman Edwin Wagensveld must appear in court again on Thursday next week because of a banner showing a swastika being thrown into a trash can, which was displayed during a Pegida demonstration in front of the Stopera in February, AT5 reports.
The banner showed a man figure throwing various symbols into a trash can, including a swastika. Wagenveld was arrested when he pulled the banner out. He was given a fine, which he refused to pay and the case went to trial.
A swastika and racist phrases were spray painted onto the window of a Vomar supermarket in the Zaandam neighborhood of Poelenburg somewhere between Saturday night and Sunday morning. The police opened a case of vandalism
A total of 20 people were arrested around a not-very-well-attended Pegida demonstration in The Hague on Sunday. Among them was leader of the anti-Islam group Edwin Wagensveld, who was arrested again for wearing a swastika on his shirt
Pegida frontman Edwin Wagensveld and another member were removed from the court in Amsterdam by the police because they were wearing shirts with a picture of a swastika. They were both arrested
The cloak Queen Maxima wore on a visit to Bavaria, Germany on Thursday has the German press in uproar. The grey cloak has a piece of embroidery on the back that several people thought was a swastika. Danish designer Claes Iversen is sorry about the commotion his cloak caused. "It was obviously never my intention to make the suggested reference", he said in a statement.
A swastika was painted on the door of the King's Cabinet in The Hague. The graffiti was discovered on Monday morning and immediately covered up.
Police released pictures of the damages an unknown man caused by beating up a girl and destroying a car with a pavement brick during Sunday night in Tilburg. The identity of the suspect remains unknown, but by releasing description and details of the abuse, police hopes to find more witnesses to the assault.
The concept for the new Schiedam logo has caused quite a fuss among local politicians. The recently presented concept is supposed to be a windmill blade, but looks a bit like a swastika.