Swastikas spray-painted on home of Belgian PM

The home of Belgium’s Prime Minister Alexander De Croo was tagged with several spray-painted swastikas, triggering a investigation by authorities.

De Croo’s residence is located in the Flanders town of Brakel, about 50 kilometers (30 miles) west of Brussels on the border with the French-speaking Walloon region.

According to media reports, demonstrators had gathered in the town on Saturday at the call of the Flemish far-right movement “Ons Land” (Our Country), but police prevented them from approaching the home.

Investigators have not established a link between the demonstration and the Nazi symbols left on the house’s white facade late Sunday or early Monday.

“An investigation is underway into the case,” a spokeswoman for the East Flanders public prosecutor’s office tells AFP.

A total of seven swastikas were daubed in light green paint on the facade and letterbox of De Croo’s family home, the Het Laatste Nieuws newspaper reports, showing images on its website.

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