Swastika banners "could be illegal"

A senior prosecutor says people who carried placards with a swastika on, during protest marches in Sweden against Israel’s strikes on Lebanon, could have broken the law.

The Nazi symbols were painted next to the Star of David and were carried through the streets of Sweden’s third biggest city, Malmö, during demonstrations over the past few days.

It had been decided that the placards were not illegal and the police were told not to take any action.

But after the swastikas provoked strong reactions, a senior prosecutor is now warning that it could have constituted incitement to racial hatred and says there needs to be an investigation.