(November 4, 2019 / JNS) Large red spray-painted swastikas were removed over the weekend at a skate park in the New Brunswick city of Moncton.
The city was notified of the vandalism on Friday night, and cleanup crews mostly washed away the graffiti the following morning.
“It’s unacceptable, and essential that it’s removed right away,” Moncton Mayor Dawn Arnold told CBC. “We have no tolerance for things like this.”
Moncton is one of three urban area in the Canadian province of New Brunswick, along with Saint John and Fredericton. Situated in the Petitcodiac River Valley, it lies at the geographic center of the Maritime Provinces.
It has earned the nickname “Hub City” due to its central inland location in the region, in addition to its history as a railway and land transportation hub for the Maritimes.
The city proper has a population of nearly 72,000. As of 2016, only 150 or so Jews resided in Moncton.
According to B’nai Brith Canada, 2,041 anti-Semitic incidents in Canada were reported in 2018.
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