Vehicles vandalized with racist word, swastika in Edmonton neighbourhood
EDMONTON -- A number of vehicles were vandalized overnight with racist and anti-Semitic messaging in a southwest Edmonton neighbourhood.
The vehicles had the n-word, swastikas and swear words spray-painted in Chappelle sometime, police believe, between 12:30 a.m. and 2:30 a.m. Thursday.
Samuel Bikwa, a Black man, drove by Thursday morning and said he was hurt to see the racist vandalism.
"This is gonna affect a young Black child walking by and seeing and it's like there's this hate towards him," Bikwa told CTV News Edmonton.
"Everyone wants to be treated with respect. No one wants to be mistreated based on their skin colour, the way they look…no one wants to be discriminated upon."
A total of 10 vehicles were damaged or vandalized, according to Edmonton Police Service, one of which had its window broken.
An EPS spokesperson said the hate crimes and violent extremism unit is aware of the incident, but that the investigation is staying in the hands of southwest division investigators currently.
Anyone with information or video about the incidents is asked to call EPS at 780-423-4567.