The flag bearing Nazi symbols was spotted in the early morning hours. The authorities were instantly alarmed, whereupon the flag was taken down by an on-call caretaker. The event was classed as "incitement to racial hatred," writes the local newspaper Vetlanda-Posten.
"Vetlanda is striving to be an open community, and this is completely at odds with our aspirations. It is truly sad," Magnus Färjhage said.
It is remarkable, however, that a Nazi flag was hoisted in the very same Vetlanda just last year on April 20, that time outside the Njudungsgymnasiet school.
Shortly after the last year's incident, the far-right Nordic Resistance Movement stated on its website (without themselves taking on the responsibility) that the flag was hoisted as a tribute to Adolf Hitler, who was born April 20, 1889. According to the Expo magazine, it is not very uncommon for extreme right-wing circles to mark the occasion.