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    The Ostre Kirkegard cemetery in the town of Randers was established in the 19th century when the town hosted the country's second-largest population of Jews after the capital Copenhagen.

    More than 80 Jewish tombstones at the Ostre Kirkegard burial ground in the Danish town of Randers have been desecrated by vandals, the local police revealed on Sunday.

    "The gravestones were daubed with green graffiti and some were overturned," the police spokesman Bo Christensen said. "There are no symbols or words written on the gravestones".

    According to Christensen, they first received the complaint on Saturday but are unaware when exactly the desecration took place.

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