Anti-Semitic graffiti found on Barcelona synagogue
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Anti-Semitic graffiti found on Barcelona synagogue

Words ‘pigs’ and ‘get out of the country’ scrawled on walls of house of prayer in Catalan region of Spain

A view of the city of Barcelona from the top of a hill in Antoni Gaudi's Park Guell on January 29th, 2016.
 (Esther Rubyan/Flash90)
A view of the city of Barcelona from the top of a hill in Antoni Gaudi's Park Guell on January 29th, 2016. (Esther Rubyan/Flash90)

Anti-Semitic graffiti was spray painted on the walls of a synagogue in Barcelona.

The word “pigs” was written in English followed by a sentence in the Spanish-Latin hybrid language Catalan reading “Get out of the country,” according to local reports.

The graffiti discovered on Wednesday was ordered erased by Barcelona Deputy Mayor Gerardo Pisarello, who called for an investigation into the incident.

“Barcelona is a city which is proud of its differences,” Pisarello said in a statement. “We will not allow actions of intolerance.”

The synagogue is no longer in daily use, according to reports. It serves as a cultural center and a museum and as a site to host community events.

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