RCMP investigating ongoing acts of racist, anti-LGBTQ+ graffiti in Sidney

RCMP investigating ongoing acts of racist, anti-LGBTQ+ graffiti in Sidney
Sidney RCMP

Sidney RCMP officers say they are investigating several ongoing incidents of racist and anti-LGBTQ+ graffiti appearing on property around the community.

Police have reported that multiple graffiti tags have popped up in Sidney over the last several days depicting sexual, racist, and anti-LGBTQ+ comments including swastikas.

Taggers have targeted walls, playgrounds, sidewalks, street lamps, skateparks and other objects amid the spree of vandalism.

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I am appalled by some of the vile and racist comments that I have seen spray-painted on our local buildings. There is a difference between street art and the blatant defacing of property in a malicious way. These acts do not represent the values our community holds toward any group. said Cpl. Andres Sanchez, Operations Support NCO at the Sidney/North Saanich RCMP.

Sidney/North Saanich RCMP is asking the public to assist in identifying any individuals who are responsible for the ongoing incidents or have information regarding the graffiti.

According to police, it is believed that several individuals are responsible for the multiple incidents and anyone with knowledge of the situation is being asked to call the Sidney/North Saanich RCMP at 250-656-3931.

Graffiti spotted in Sidney (RCMP).


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