Racist and sexually disturbing language was recently plastered all over a park in Campbell River, according to police.
According to a Campbell River RCMP media release, sometime over the BC Day long weekend, a person or persons spraypainted the majority of the Nunn’s Creek Park playground and bathrooms with sexually explicit images, along with racial and sexually discriminatory terms.
The paint colours were blue, orange and silver and those responsible for the disturbing crime identified themselves as “F” and “L” and RCMP are not sure if the tagger’s actions were based on “shock value” or motivated by hate towards specific minorities.
Cst. Maury Tyre of the Campbell River RCMP called the crime reprehensible.
The actions of these taggers is reprehensible, he said in the press release.
The hate speech that was posted referencing people’s culture and people’s sexual orientation is entirely unacceptable. It would seem that the taggers took aim at people with physical disabilities as well.
Tyre said the RCMP are hoping to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the crime or saw anyone with spray paint on their clothing or hands over the weekend. He said the crime is disgusting, unacceptable and the persons responsible must be held accountable.
“It’s our hope that someone either saw somebody committing the act or they were witness to a person with spray paint on their clothing or hands this weekend. This kind of action really shouldn’t be tolerated by anyone in the community and we need the public’s help to hold these taggers responsible,” Tyre said.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Campbell River RCMP at 250-286-6221.