17th December 2018
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Police enquiries after Nazi flag raised at Burra hall

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A Nazi flag has been displayed at a charity disco in Burra – with police making enquiries into the incident.

Local disco firm Kaleidoscope Disco said it was outraged by the incident which happened during the Kaleidoscope Disco/Roka Djs event on Saturday night to raise money for defibrillators for the community.

Pictures of the flag have been posted on social media with today’s Scottish Sun featuring the story on its front page.

It is understood several requests were made before the flag was taken down.

Kaleidoscope Disco’s Stuart Anderson issued a statement on Facebook, stating: “The committee and members of kaleidoscope disco would like to express our disgust and outrage at the display of a Nazi banner at our event in Burra last night.

“Our disco exists to promote charitable causes throughout our islands and will never condone exclusive or divisive attitudes.”

The police said they had not received any complaints about the incident however they were aware of it and “enquiries will be carried out”.

 

 

2 comments

  1. Matthew Laurenson

    357 Shetlanders made the ultimate sacrifice in WWII to see the swastica brought down. Many of whom were from Burra. A trip to the war memorial at bridge-end provides all the names of the fathers, sons and brothers who left to defeat Nazi fascism and tragically never came home to their loved ones.

    With that in mind, it’s sickening to think that someone raised that flag in Hamnavoe on Saturday night.

    I recall a spate of graffiti on ‘passing place’ signs in Burra around 15 years ago, many of whom had the swastica painted on them. This kind of similar behaviour brings shame on our community, and dishonours those brave men who fought and died to have this symbol of hatred removed for good.

    I hope a full investigation is launched by the Hamnavoe public hall committee, and that its conclusions are made public.

    This kind of sickening behaviour needs to be called out for what it is. Our forefathers died to have this symbol removed, to do this is tantamount to spitting on their graves.

    Reply
    • Brian Nugent

      This Nazi flag nonsense has taken away from the two fund raising efforts in Burra to raise money for a defibrillator to go into the Burra Public Hall and another defibrillator to go into the Bridge End Outdoor Centre.

      You never know who might have need of them in the future.

      Come along and support this Saturday’s Burra Fun Run, Ts and home bakes.

      Reply

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