Photo Credit: Twitter screen grab via Oliver Denton Lieberman
Swastika scratched into elevator door in UK Parliament building, May 21, 2019

The British Parliament hastened Thursday to replace an elevator door in the Norman Shaw North building near the Palace of Westminster, where lawmakers have their offices, because it was badly marked up with deep scratches: specifically, a swastika engraved into the door.

An aide to a Labour Member of Parliament was horrified this week to find the Nazi swastika hate symbol on the door when he entered the elevator.


Oliver Denton Lieberman, who works for Labour MP Tulip Siddiq, immediately posted a photo of the Nazi hate symbol on Twitter.

“Unbelievable but true,” he wrote. “Someone has scratched a swastika into the door of our lift in Parliament. Nazi graffiti in the Mother of Parliaments.

“A sickening act.”

Mr. Lieberman reported the incident to the police, according to a report in The Jewish Chronicle.

One day later, Mr. Lieberman posted a followup on Twitter, showing a thoroughly-clean elevator door totally free of swastikas and any other scratches — because it was replaced.

“Far-right racism is on the rise across Europe,” he wrote. “We must fight fascism wherever and whenever we find it.”


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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.