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Mon Jun 29, 2020, 07:12 AM

Front-yard swastika display angers El Sobrante residents again


EL SOBRANTE, CA Ė JUNE 27: A truck rests on a driveway with a concrete swastika at the home of Steven Johnson in El Sobrante, Calif., on Saturday, June 27, 2020. Johnson installed the large swastika over a year ago. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group)


Itís beginning to feel a bit like deja vu for El Sobrante residents who say they are in no mood for hate symbols in their neighborhood.

But Steven Johnsonís creation ó a stone garden in the shape of a Nazi swastika ó is back to being displayed prominently in the front yard of his home on Lindell Drive. Now, barely a year after neighbors organized to call for Johnson to remove the concrete swastika, theyíre doing so again.

ďI donít think itís ever not been offensive,Ē area resident Charles Erdmann said Friday. ďItís just amplified that much more now. Thatís why circling back on this is so important. Itís always been the symbol of the Holocaust, and now itís a prominent symbol for white supremacy. So in our opinion, it has no place here.Ē

As a result, a petition created last year by neighbors calling for Johnson to remove the stone garden had gathered nearly 48,000 signatures by Saturday morning.

Read more: https://www.eastbaytimes.com/2020/06/27/swastika-stone-garden-angers-el-sobrante-residents-again/

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Mon Jun 29, 2020, 07:45 AM

1. its on private property. wonder what can be done.

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