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Racist vandals target Indigenous Greens candidate Major 'Moogy' Sumner’s election poster

A poster for SA Greens Senate candidate Major 'Moogy' Sumner has been defaced with a racist slur. (AAP)

An election poster for Indigenous South Australian Greens Senate candidate Major 'Moogy' Sumner has been defaced with a racist slur.

An Indigenous South Australian Senate candidate has been targeted by racist vandalism.

A corflute for Greens candidate Major 'Moogy' Sumner in Port Adelaide was defaced with the words "kill all abos".

NITV broke the story on Tuesday, and on Wednesday Mr Sumner, a Ngarrindjeri elder who ran in the seat of Mayo at last year's by-election, said he refused to be deterred by the incident.

A campaign poster for Major 'Moogy' Sumner was defaced with racist slogans.
A campaign poster for Major 'Moogy' Sumner was defaced with racist slogans.
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"It is disappointing to see this crop up in our community, but it won't stop me from standing up for what I believe in," he said.

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"Here I am, you're not going to scare me away."

Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young condemned the racism as unacceptable and said Mr Sumner was respected by people on all sides of politics.

"We need first Australians in our parliament and they need to be able to participate without these kinds of attacks," she said.

Greens candidate Major 'Moogy' Sumner is considered the underdog in the seat of Mayo.
Greens candidate Major 'Moogy' Sumner is considered the underdog in the seat of Mayo.
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"Moogy is a beloved and respected leader in our state.

"I am proud to have such a distinguished Aboriginal elder standing shoulder to shoulder with me in this election campaign."

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