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(Blick.che) Racism allegations: Zurich prosecutor investigates against SVP

Posted by: Semere Asmelash

Date: Monday, 18 November 2019

18.11.2019 12:43 clock
In an election video, the SVP Zurich expressed against Eritreans. Now the prosecutor investigates against the party.

The Zurich public prosecutor's office has initiated an investigation for an election video of the Zurich SVP. The authority investigates against against unknown for suspicion on offense against the fact of the racial discrimination, said a spokesman of the high public prosecutor's office Zurich of the "NZZ am Sonntag".

The trial was initiated last Monday, and investigations have been ongoing since then. The Zurich Cantonal Party SVP had launched the election video on 3 October 2019 on various social media platforms.

Headlines against Eritreans

It contained many headlines, one was: "This is how the Eritrean asylum chaos destroys our security." And another: "Eritreans are not threatened with life and limb. They are not real refugees. »

On October 9, Youtube had blocked the SVP video on its platform. Even then, the Zurich SVP defended itself against the allegations that the video was racist. Rather, this was part of an "education campaign," said cantonal party president Patrick Walder. (SDA)

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