See the moment police discover Nazi flags and racist stickers inside homes as three men are charged after they allegedly draped a banner across a major highway and other public places
- Cops raid three south-east Queensland properties and make arrests
- Neo-Nazi propaganda including banner and stickers allegedly found
- Top counter-terrorism cop said they would crack down on this behaviour
Racist and neo-Nazi propaganda has been seized by cops who raided three properties following offensive imagery plastered across south-east Queensland.
Banners, stickers, flyers and computer devices were confiscated in the raids at Toowong, Pimpama and Oxenford in Brisbane‘s west on Tuesday.
Three men, aged 20, 21 and 42, have been charged with wilful damage and the possession of restricted items.
It is alleged one of the banners was displayed on the Pacific Motorway at Helensvale in November, 2022.
Other offensive images were posted in public areas such as parks, police said.
A banner displayed over the M1 Pacific Motorway at Helensvale in south-east Queensland in November (pictured)
What appears to be the same banner found in a police raid this week (pictured)
Stickers with white nationalist propaganda allegedly found in the raids at three Queensland properties
Bodycam footage shows police holding up search warrants as they enter the residences.
One man appears at first to refuse to let cops through the door and then lies back down on the couch as they search the house. A large Nazi flag is seen draped over a bookcase.
Another man is using a computer at a desk when police walk through the door and grab his arm. A picture of Hitler is seen on his bed in the clip.
Stickers shown in the video read ‘National socialist movement’, ‘Stop white replacement’ and ‘Kanye is right about the Jews’.
A Nazi military uniform was allegedly uncovered at a property police linked to white nationalist propaganda appearing in Queensland public areas
The investigation into the racist and neo-Nazi symbols appearing in the region is ongoing and police have appealed for information on the groups behind it.
‘Our primary focus is on keeping the community safe,’ Counter-Terrorism Investigation Group Operations Commander, Acting Detective Superintendent Leonie Steyger said.
‘The public has a right to go about their daily lives without being subjected to highly offensive imagery,’ she added.
‘Those responsible represent the smallest minority of our communities, and my team will continue to disrupt and charge individuals who are motivated by this type of behaviour.’
Footage of the raids shows a framed picture of Hitler in a young man’s room (right)
A 21-year-old Toowong man has been charged with two counts of wilful damage and two counts of contravening storage measures and other precautions about access to restricted items.
A 20-year-old Pimpama man has been charged with two counts of wilful damage.
A 42-year-old Oxenford man has been charged with one count of wilful damage and one count of public nuisance.
The trio is expected to appear in Brisbane Magistrates Court on February 28.
The Queensland government has committed to banning hate symbols after a Nazi flag was displayed near the Brisbane Synagogue and a train carriage was vandalised with Nazi symbols.