Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy has described an attack on Jewish graves in Dunedin as “gutless, shameful and ignorant” and urged anyone with information on the offenders to contact Police.
“It’s up to everyday Kiwis to decide what kind of country we live in: it’s up to us to let hatemongers know we won’t ignore them and we won’t stand by – please dob these people in,” said Dame Susan.
“New Zealanders of all ethnicities and religions have fought and died for our human rights. We should remember and honour them by standing up for the human rights of those Jewish Kiwis whose final resting place was desecrated this week.”
“Less than a month ago I met with some of the most incredible New Zealanders I’ll ever meet, our own Kiwi Holocaust survivors. Their testimony reminds us all that hate starts small: but so too does hope.”
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