Racist Graffiti Targeting Indigenous and Black Communities Found Near School in Nova Scotia

March 7, 2018

Media Statement

TORONTO (March 7, 2018) - Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center (FSWC) is disappointed to learn of racist graffiti discovered on school property in a small community in Nova Scotia.

According to police, graffiti targeting the Indigenous and Black communities was spray painted on a school bus and nearby road sign on Monday night.

“There is no place in Canada for expressing such hate and intolerance against any community,” said FSWC President and CEO Avi Benlolo. “No student should have to witness these despicable displays of ignorance as they head to school.”

Police are currently investigating the incident and the school will be closed for the rest of the week due to reported threats against the school.

Media Contact:

Avital Borisovsky  
Communications Associate    
416.864.9735 x 29 
aborisovsky@fswc.ca

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Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies (FSWC) is a top Jewish human rights foundation in Canada's organized Jewish community. It directly impacts over 100,000 people each year and 500,000+ peripherally. FSWC is committed to countering racism and antisemitism and to promoting the principles of tolerance, social justice and Canadian democratic values through advocacy and educational programs including workshops, Freedom Day, Spirit of Hope Benefit, Tools for Tolerance and the widely acclaimed Tour for Humanity. FSWC is affiliated with the Simon Wiesenthal Center, an international Jewish human rights organization headquartered in Los Angeles which has won two Academy Awards, has built two Museums of Tolerance (with a third being built in Jerusalem) and is an NGO at the United Nations, UNESCO, OAS, OSCE, the Council of Europe and the Latin American Parliament. Visit us at www.fswc.ca

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