Prime Minister Trudeau responds to racist, hateful graffiti sprayed on Calgary school

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Vandals target Trudeau, Syrians in graffiti on Calgary school
WATCH ABOVE: Calgary police are investigating after hateful graffiti was sprayed on a Calgary school. Stefan Keyes reports on Feb. 15 – Feb 16, 2016

CALGARY – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau responded Monday to the latest round of racist, hateful graffiti sprayed in Calgary. This time, vandals targeted a junior high school in Queensland.

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Police said Tuesday they are investigating the incident as a hate crime—citing specific references to burning mosques—but provided no further details.

A Global News viewer spotted the hateful messages on Wilma Hansen School Sunday afternoon.

One message calls for violence against Syrians and mosques and reads: “Syrians go home and die.”

Another targets the Prime Minister: “Kill the traitor Trudeau.”

Trudeau responded via Twitter Monday, writing, “Canadians have shown the best of our country in welcoming refugees. That spirit won’t be diminished by fear and hate.”

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The walls were cleaned up before classes resumed on Tuesday.

A request to the prime minister’s staff as to whether his security detail had been contacted was directed to the RCMP.

Racist hate graffiti sprayed on a Calgary school. Global News
Racist hate graffiti sprayed on a Calgary school. Global News

Editor’s note: This story was originally published Feb. 14 but was updated Feb. 16 with new information from police.


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