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US man charged with painting swastikas on cemetery stones

US man charged with painting swastikas on cemetery stones
Chicago: A man in the US state of Illinois was charged on Wednesday with hate crimes and other criminal offences after swastikas were found spray-painted on hundreds of headstones in a cemetery.
Some 200 graves were defaced with swastikas drawn with black spray paint between Friday night and early Saturday morning at the Sunset Hills Cemetery in Glen Carbon, a small community near the city of St Louis. The vandalism occurred as the country was entering the Memorial Day holiday weekend, which commemorates fallen American veterans. About 1,300 veterans are buried at the nondenominational cemetery. Black-and-white security video captured the alleged vandal's image, and police arrested 34-year-old Timothy
McLean.
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