This video says about itself:
23 August 2016
No chance for Nazi symbols – German artists start campaign to transform swastikas.
Translated from Dutch NOS TV 3 August 2017:
Making art of a Nazi symbol. That might sound crazy, but in Berlin, more than twenty big swastikas have disappeared from the street scene. Armed with graffiti, a group of young street artists are hunting swastikas.
Ibo Omari, 37, is the leader of the group and devised the #Paintback initiative last year. “By not removing the swastika but changing them into something loving or funny, we try to make people aware of racism.”
#Paintback was originally intended as a local project for young street artists, but is currently attracting worldwide attention. “I get messages from Russia, Spain and Italy from people who support our action.” …
The action of Ibo is original, but not new. The 71-year-old German Irmela Schramm has been removing nazi symbols for thirty years. Ibo with #Paintback worked with her and called her the grandmother of the project.
The elderly activist was charged several times for vandalism.