Swastika graffiti reported in Hamilton

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On September 8, 2020 the Hamilton Spectator reported:

The hate crime unit of Hamilton police is investigating after one or possibly two swastikas were spray-painted on a sidewalk and road in Greensville, north of Dundas. At least two residents in the neighbourhood called the city about the graffiti, that invokes the symbol that marked the national flag of Hitler’s Nazi Germany… A white swastika was painted on a sidewalk along Harvest Road, near where it meets Brock Road, a two minute drive from Highway 5… A second white swastika, meanwhile, was reported by another resident, painted directly on Harvest Road.

On September 9, 2020 Andrea Horwath, Leader of the Ontario New Democratic Party (NDP) tweeted:

I’m saddened & disgusted by the defacing of our community with anti-Semitic hate symbols this week. This disgraceful act is a reminder to Hamiltonians & all Ontarians that we must always be vigilant, coming together to stand up against hate & bigotry wherever we see it.