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3 separate incidents of racist graffiti

Halifax RCMP are investigating three separate instances of racist graffiti in Halifax Regional Municipality.

Police received the first complaint last Tuesday, concerning graffiti with offensive language on public property in the Eastern Passage area. The next came three days later, when RCMP received similar reports of graffiti in the Lakehead Court and First Lake Drive area in Lower Sackville.

A day later, on Saturday, a similar complaint was launched from residents in the Hammonds Plans area near Micmac Road. All three complaints reported racial undertones.

According to police, despite the common themes of all three incidents, there is no evidence linking the three crimes at this time.

“The writing on all three of the different sites is actually different,” said RCMP spokeswoman Tamu Bracken, noting references to the Ku Klux Klan in Eastern Passage, “No Blacks Allowed” in Lower Sackville, and the N-word scrawled in Hammonds Plains.

Bracken admitted, however, that all three are directed toward one demographic — African Canadians.

She called it “concerning” to receive three such reports in one week.

RCMP are asking the public’s assistance in finding those responsible for the graffiti. Anyone with information regarding the incidents is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 222-TIPS, or their local RCMP detachment.

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