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Anti-Semitic acts hit France amid anti-government protests

PARIS - Portraits of a Holocaust survivor tagged with swastikas. A memorial in honour of a Jewish man vandalized. A bagel shop with the German word “Juden” sprayed on its front window.

These are just a few of the hundreds of anti-Semitic acts that have been committed in France, which is home to Europe’s biggest Jewish population, in recent months.

According to French authorities, the total of registered anti-Semitic acts rose to 541 in 2018 from 311 in 2017, a rise of 78 per cent.
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