Swastika Painted on London Factory Owned by pro-Brexit Jewish Politician

Lance Forman’s business, near the Olympic Park, is the United Kingdom’s oldest salmon curer and was set up by his great-grandfather in 1905

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Cnaan Liphshiz
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Lance Forman, a candidate of Brexit party, speaks during a news conference by the 'Brexit Party' campaign for the European elections, in London, Britain April 23, 2019.
Lance Forman, a candidate of Brexit party, speaks during a news conference by the 'Brexit Party' campaign for the European elections, in London, Britain April 23, 2019.Credit: \ PETER NICHOLLS/ REUTERS
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Cnaan Liphshiz

A large swastika was painted Wednesday on a London fish factory owned by a pro-Brexit Jewish politician.

Lance Forman reported the vandalism at H. Forman & Son, a century-old salmon smoking company and restaurant in the eastern part of the city, to police, The Guardian reported. There are no suspects.

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Forman’s business, near the Olympic Park, is the United Kingdom’s oldest salmon curer and was set up by his great-grandfather in 1905.

Earlier this year, Forman became a founder of the Brexit Party, which is running for elections in the European Parliament this month.

The Board of Deputies of British Jews condemned the incident.

“Awful to see that a Jewish political candidate has had a swastika painted at his workplace,” a board spokesperson wrote on Twitter.

“This kind of hatred and extremism have no place in politics or our society. We hope that the culprit is brought to justice.”

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