Chaiyim Ben Ariel is in protest against a Nazi swastika flag, seen flying at a Carrum property.
• Swastika and SS flags visible from nearby highway.
• Flagmaker says they are not offeinsive just "merchandise".
• Jewish community say they will protest until flags are removed
A DEFIANT flag-maker says Nazi flags flying outside his home will not be removed.
Angry members of the Melbourne Jewish community have demanded the swastika and SS flags flying outside the Carrum property be removed, according to Mordialloc Chelsea Leader.
Flag-maker Rob Boot said he would not remove the flags from his front yard along the Nepean Highway because of the complaints.
I’m just a flag salesman and it's just merchandise to me," Mr Boot said.
I’m at liberty to display what I want on my own property.
There’s no political message behind it at all."
Mr Boot said he did not believe the flags were offensive.
It would only be in really poor taste if I flew them with the Israeli flag," he said.
Earlier today, Chaiyim Ben Ariel spotted the swastika, which is flying with another flag bearing the SS logo, while driving along Nepean Highway.
Everyone in Australia and all over the world knows what this represents," he said.
It is so in your face. According to the law he is allowed to sell this c**p."
Mr Ben Ariel and his friend, Yeshayah Halevi, have decided to demonstrate outside the home business in protest against the Nazi symbols.
They are not the only people to take offfence at the flags.
Chelsea RSL president John Morris told Leader he thought flying the flags was "very unpleasant."
It’s in very poor and it offends the memory of our fallen soldiers and I feel for the Jewish community too," he said.