An acronym that some consider offensive has been removed from a downtown Victoria mural.
A portion of the More Justice, More Peace mural in Bastion Square was painted over on Wednesday afternoon.
The mural was first painted earlier this summer and generated controversy after it was discovered that the letter S contained the acronym ACAB, which stands for all cops are bastards.
Victoria’s police chief condemned the artwork and city councillors ended up voting to have the acronym removed and the “S” repainted.
“Now it’s going to be replaced with a statement of what happened here, the trials and tribulations we had to go through as a BIPOC community to even get to this place,” said Charity Williams, leader of the mural.
The new message, which will be painted in the blacked-out “S” will say “this letter has been censored by the City of Victoria influenced by the Victoria Police Department. In doing so, Victoria is contributing to the silencing of Black and Indigenous voices and experiences across this land.”