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Bennelong: Brazen moment vandal graffities Liberal election posters on camera

Sassy moment: Hooligan caught spray painting genitalia on liberal election posters in broad daylight

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  • Act shot at Sydney seat Bennelong, shaping up to be a very close contest

A brazen tagger has been filmed crudely defacing Liberal campaign posters, leading a Liberal senator to call on Labor to deny they had anything to do with it.

The video was apparently taken from a car and shows an unidentified man spray-painting a crude image of male genitalia onto the Liberal candidate’s campaign posters at Bennelong’s Sydney headquarters.

The man, who appears middle-aged and is dressed almost entirely in black, methodically finishes painting over one poster and moves on to the next, where he covers the image of liberal Simon Kennedy with a swear word.

He is then filmed calmly walking away, passing a row of billboards that he has apparently already defaced.

However, he realizes that he is being filmed and makes a two-fingered hand gesture towards the camera before continuing to walk.

The video was posted on Twitter by Liberal Senator Hollie Hughes, who called the act “absolutely disgusting.”

“Our Australian democracy is strong and robust, but actions like this undermine it,” Ms Hughes wrote.

An unidentified man was filmed spray-painting crude images and insults on campaign posters of Liberal candidate Simon Kennedy, who is running for Bennelong's Sydney seat.

An unidentified man was filmed spray-painting crude images and insults on campaign posters of Liberal candidate Simon Kennedy, who is running for Bennelong’s Sydney seat.

The man was caught on video very methodically defacing two campaign posters and then very calmly walked away despite seeing that he was being filmed and waving his hand.

The man was caught on video very methodically defacing two campaign posters and then very calmly walked away despite seeing that he was being filmed and waving his hand.

He called on Bennelong’s Labor candidate, Jerome Laxale, and the party’s state branch to condemn the act and “confirm that this man is not one of their workers, members or trade unionist.”

The contest for Bennelong’s seat in Sydney’s lower North Shore, traditionally a safe Liberal seat that was the long-time electoral home of former Prime Minister John Howard, is expected to be very close.

In 2007, Howard sensationally lost the seat to former ABC journalist Maxine McKew, becoming the second sitting prime minister to suffer such indignity when his government was impeached.

Liberal Senator Hollie Hughes, who posted the video on Twitter, called the act

Liberal Senator Hollie Hughes, who posted the video on Twitter, called the act “absolutely disgusting” and demanded that Labor condemn the action and state that the man had no links to them.

Although the Liberals regained the seat and held it comfortably in 2019, the retirement of popular MP and former tennis champion John Alexander has many commentators saying the race has been opened this time.

Kennedy created a stir in April when he was filmed at an anti-vaccine protest voicing his opposition to the mandates and saying there may be concerns about the safety of mRNA injections.

Labor have pinned their hopes on Laxale, who is a local councilor and has served as mayor.

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