September 14, 2017 11:20 am

Mayor denounces fifth incident of hateful graffiti in small Quebec town

A view of Saint-Honoré, Que.


The mayor of a small Quebec town says he called the police after a fifth incident of hateful graffiti in his town.

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Someone wrote “white town” in French in red paint on the welcome sign for the town of Saint-Honoré, in the Saguenay region located a few hundred kilometres north of Quebec City.

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Saint-Honoré Mayor Bruno Tremblay says he decided to file a complaint with Quebec provincial police, given Wednesday’s incident is the fifth in recent weeks.

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In July, someone attached a sign reading “Saguenay, white city,” under one for the Saguenay cemetery before it was taken down by town authorities.

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A few days earlier, the Islamic association in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region had announced it was revisit a plan to have a Muslim cemetery inside the Catholic burial ground.

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