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Swastika Painted onto Jewish Owned Business in Georgia Causes Outrage


A swastika painted on a Jewish business is just one of several incidents that have some people in DeKalb County pushing for Georgia to pass hate crime legislation. Channel 2′s Mike Petchenik learned that police are working to figure out who painted a Nazi symbol on the side of business owned by a Jewish woman.

Eti Lazarian said she found the symbol spray-painted on her Buford Highway business Friay. “We came and we saw the swastika and my heart stopped,” Lazarian said. “I felt personally violated.”

Doraville police are now investigating but Lazarian said it’s proof that Georgia needs to to adopt a hate crime law.

Doraville’s mayor took to Facebook to condemn the protests, writing, “This type of racism has no place in our society. I’d like to let the people of Asian-Pacific Islander heritage know you are valued in the city of Doraville.”