Residents of the small Victorian city of Beulah, four hours northwest of Melbourne, are fed up with a local couple who refused to remove their Nazi flag.
The local man, known as Bill and his companion Cheryl, had refused to give in despite protests over the neighbors’ flag, including one that lives on the other side of the road and that locals say he is a Holocaust survivor .
A current issue they faced the couple in their front yard and met a hostile reception.
“Shit, leave people alone,” Bill told the show as he marched to the camera team in his Fiji Bitter shirt.
“No one has come here and even said something about the damn flag,” Bill said.
But the neighbors told the program that they had been complaining for some time.
“I swear to God he was going to jump his fence, throw that thing down and burn it in his driveway. Everyone is furious about that, “said a neighbor.
The flag was removed two days ago. When asked about the incident earlier this week, Victorian Prime Minister Daniel Andrews urged the couple to dismantle it and called it “unpleasant.”
The executive director of the Shire Council of Yarriambiack, Jessie Holmes, told A B C The council had no power to tear down the flag.
The police said the same. Because the couple was not breaking any laws, the police could only urge them to use common sense.
Thursday, A current issue The journalist Sam Cucciara left a gift for the couple on the porch of his house after leaving: an Australian flag.
“He will have a little surprise waiting for him if he decides to return,” Cucciara said.