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Court summons after person seen giving a Nazi salute at Black Lives Matter protest

PUBLISHED: 14:27 22 June 2020 | UPDATED: 17:54 22 June 2020

The incident took place near the War Memorial, Undercliff Road West, Felixstowe.  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

The incident took place near the War Memorial, Undercliff Road West, Felixstowe. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

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A 50-year-old man has been reported for summons after a person was pictured demonstrating a Nazi salute during a Black Lives Matter protest in Felixstowe.

A picture was posted on social media over the weekend depicting a man demonstrating the salute while stood next to the war memorial in the Suffolk town.

Suffolk police have since identified and interviewed a male suspect.

He has now been reported for summons for a racially aggravated public order offence and enquiries are ongoing.

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He will be called to court for a hearing about the incident.

A spokesperson for Suffolk Constabulary said: “Suffolk Constabulary is aware of a social media post currently circulating which depicts a male present at Felixstowe promenade appearing to demonstrate an offensive racial gesture during the Black Lives Matter protest march on Saturday 20 June.

“A 50-year-old male has been identified by police and interviewed regarding the incident. He has been reported for summons for a racially aggravated public order offence and enquiries are ongoing.

“Any witnesses or anyone with any information about this incident are asked to contact Suffolk Police quoting reference number 37/34312/20.”


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