Despicable moment, a sunbather with a swastika on his back walks among families and children at Hillarys Marina in Perth
Shocking footage captured the moment a beachgoer walked around with a swastika drawn on his back in front of stunned families.
The man was seen with the emblem drawn on his back with sunscreen at Hillarys Boat Harbor in Perth’s north on Saturday.
Footage of the man was posted to TikTok by a horrified local, who described him as a “disgusting human”.
Sorrento beach is just meters from where families played with their children as temperatures exceeded 30°C.
It is the latest public display of Nazi symbols across Australia, after dozens of masked men gathered in Melbourne to perform Nazi salutes and hold a banner that read “Expose Jewish Power » at Flinders Street station on Saturday.
Three men were arrested outside the Sydney Jewish Museum on Friday after allegedly performing similar Nazi salutes just outside the monument.
A “disgusting human” was spotted around families and children at Hillarys Marina in Perth on Saturday, with a swastika painted on its back (pictured).
Jay Lazarus, a Jew who filmed the footage in Perth, said he felt sick to his stomach after seeing the man walk past him and his nephew.
He told Daily Mail Australia there were thousands of people, mostly children and families, on the beach.
“This young man walked past me and I was like, wait a second, what is that?” » said Mr. Lazare.
“I just grabbed my godson, picked him up and left. There were a lot of people around us, I didn’t want to get involved.
“I don’t want to be anywhere near what could potentially happen with this kind of hate crime.”
He said the man didn’t care “at all” about having the Nazi symbol on his back.
After showing the footage to his sister and mother, he said they were shocked and said: “What the fuck?”
Mr. Lazarus said he was already nervous about having “a lot of family and friends in Israel.”
“It affected me a lot more than I thought,” he said.
On Saturday, the Daily Mail Australia revealed video footage of a group of masked men and women giving banned Nazi salutes and holding a banner reading “Expose Jewish Power” at Flinders Street station.
The group, identifying themselves as belonging to the National Socialist Network, broke into the station before boarding a commuter train where they terrified passengers on board by taunting them and singing white supremacist songs.
Families flocked to the popular beach to escape the 30-plus degree temperatures and were instead
But the protesters, all dressed in black and wearing masks, were not the only ones who engaged in offensive behavior in the early hours of Saturday morning.
A closer look at the video footage reveals a young man raising his hands in the air and shouting “Heil Hitler!” » as demonstrators march inside the station towards their favorite platform.
Just a day before, three men were arrested and charged with offensive behavior in/near a public place/school and knowingly displaying, by a public act, a Nazi symbol without excuse.
The trio – aged 30, 31 and 40 – are understood to have performed Nazi salutes while drunk outside the Darlinghurst Museum shortly after midday on Friday.