Coronavirus: Edmonton police see ‘hate-related graffiti’ directed at Asian community

Several incidents of hate-related graffiti have been reported to the Edmonton Police Service during the novel coronavirus pandemic.

An EPS spokesperson said a couple of these hateful messages have been “directed towards the Asian community since March 17.”

Graffiti was painted on a fence and on a tarp under a small ravine bridge that referenced the coronavirus and China, Scott Pattison said.

He said, from his understanding, the graffiti was quickly removed.

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