Racist and anti-semitic graffiti scrawled at seven locations in Victoria and Saanich, BC

Graffiti was scrawled on a land application sign in front of a home at the corner of Tolmie Avenue and Jackson Street. 
Photograph by RABBI MEIR KAPLAN

Hate crime investigators from Victoria and Saanich police are looking into anti-Semitic and racist graffiti discovered in seven locations around the Quadra Street and Tolmie Avenue area on Monday morning.

Someone used red spray paint to write the phrase “no Jews,” swastika symbols and the n-word on signs, the side of buildings and playground equipment, sometime Sunday night or early Monday morning.

Two swastikas and the n-word were spray-painted on the front of the Italian Bakery at the corner of Quadra Street and Tolmie Avenue. Anti-Semitic messages and symbols were also found on two land development signs on Tolmie Avenue near Jackson Street, on the side of the Parkdale Evangelical Free Church, a sign in front of the Maplewood Gospel Hall, a cement barricade at the end of Tolmie Avenue and on playground equipment in Rutledge Park in Saanich.

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