France: Racist graffiti condemned

Paris’ mayor Bertrand Delanoe said he was “saddened and sickened” by anti-Semitic graffiti, including a sign saying “Death to Jews”, found scrawled on a wall on the grounds of Notre Dame Cathedral.

Paris’ mayor Bertrand Delanoe said he was “saddened and sickened” by anti-Semitic graffiti, including a sign saying “Death to Jews”, found scrawled on a wall on the grounds of Notre Dame Cathedral.

Police cordoned off part of the esplanade in front of the cathedral in central Paris that draws thousands of tourists daily in the summer.

The graffiti, written in black marker, included a swastika. It was discovered yesterday morning on a low wall that runs along the side of the cathedral facing the Seine River.

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