On Tuesday evening, a swastika measuring around 360 square meters was discovered and mowed away in a field in Niederfinow in the Brandenburg district of Barnim.

As the police announced on Wednesday, the forbidden symbol has been mowed into the field and can only be seen from the air. The police became aware of the swastika through aerial photographs in social media. Police then deployed a helicopter over the area. The “Bild” newspaper reported first and showed the picture of the swastika. This has now apparently been mowed away, as the newspaper continues to write.

Both the owner of the field and the responsible mower have been located in the meantime, according to the police. The symbol was immediately removed from the field with mowing work. The police have taken up the investigation and filed a complaint about the use of unconstitutional symbols.