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Coquitlam mayor denounces white supremacist graffiti on local trail

Last Updated Jun 4, 2019 at 6:43 pm PDT

Nazi and white supremacist symbols painted on a utility box on a trail between Burnaby and Coquitlam. (Source: @xDVNx, Twitter)

COQUILTAM (NEWS 1130) — Coquitlam Mayor Richard Stewart is outraged that racist graffiti has been spotted along the CGV trail in his community.

Stewart is reacting to photos being shared on social media that show swastikas and white supremacist hate symbols on a utility box. He says this kind of hatred can’t be tolerated.

“We should be really harsh in trying to make sure hatred doesn’t get spewed in our streets and in our parks,” he says.

He says he and council are condemning the actions.

“We join in condemning this kind of behaviour, this stupidity. It’s shallow, it’s ignorant, and it’s hateful,” he says.

Metro Vancouver has since said it would be sending staff to clean it up, and they will be filing a police report.