Mayor anger on Invermay graffiti

Graffiti on the road at Bryan Street, Invermay. Picture: PHILLIP BIGGS

Graffiti on the road at Bryan Street, Invermay. Picture: PHILLIP BIGGS

RACIST graffiti on a street at Invermay has been strongly condemned by Launceston's mayor.

Alderman Albert van Zetten yesterday labelled the Bryan Street markings as ``disgusting and disappointing''.

The swastika, proclamation of White Pride and ``1 per cent'' markings are just metres from the city's Buddhist temple.

Similar markings featuring white paint and a swastika were painted on the home of a migrant family at Invermay in 2006.

``This is something that we don't want in our community,'' Alderman van Zetten said.

Tasmanian Anti-Discrimination commissioner Robin Banks said she had not received complaints about racist graffiti but acknowledged work needed to be done against racism in the North.

She urged people to report racist behaviour, including vandalism.

``Things like this really affect people who feel it's targeted at them,'' Ms Banks said.

``We can all make a difference and if we see things that we don't think are OK it's important that we say something.''

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