Pro-EU banner vandalised with ‘Nazi’ slur

Ms Lovell-Pank has had her dign displayed for over a month before it was grafittied over with the wo

Ms Lovell-Pank has had her dign displayed for over a month before it was grafittied over with the words 'EU Nazi' Picture: DIANA LOVELL-PANK - Credit: Archant

A pro-EU Suffolk resident has said a “bad element of Leave voters” are behind the vandalism of a banner outside her home.

Diana Lovell-Pank has displayed her banner promoting the Suffolk EU Alliance outside her Aldeburgh home for the last month, but discovered on April 27 that a vandal had sprayed the words “EU NAZI” in pink paint over the top of it.

She said: “I know a lot of people who voted to leave the EU and a lot of them are good and decent people.

“This regrettable incident is just another example of a bad element of leave voters.

“It just shows incredible political ignorance.”


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Ms Lovell-Pank has contacted police regarding the incident.

In the last 18 months she has received an anonymous letter telling her that she will be sent to be “re-educated” when the UK leaves the EU, and has also been subject to verbal abuse while protesting.

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“I wanted the banner to make people think, it wasn’t there to antagonise people,” she added.

“The people who have harassed me are not prepared to have a dialogue with me, it’s why they remain anonymous.

“I have the right to display my flag if I want to.”

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