For the second time in three weeks, Kelowna’s city hall has been vandalized with anti-lockdown messages.
Police say the vandalism happened around 4:30 a.m., on Wednesday. Later that morning, city crews were busy trying to wash and scrub off the spray paint before Remembrance Day ceremonies were to take place throughout the Okanagan.
The main anti-lockdown messages were “Lest we forget our veterans sacrificed their lives fighting to preserve a free world for us. Now we have surrendered those freedoms.”
The graffiti also said, “honour those who died for our freedoms by demanding them back.”
On Oct. 27, city hall was first vandalized with two anti-lockdown statements, all in capital letters.
The first statement said, “No new normal COVID is a plandemic.”
It’s not known if the two incidents are related, but they appear to have similar writing styles.
Yellow crime scene tape marked the area.
In an email to Global News, the city’s communication department said city staff will not be commenting on the graffiti, adding police have been notified and are investigating.
Kelowna RCMP confirmed that they are investigating and released a photo of a suspect via security-camera footage.
“Our initial investigation has led us to search for a person of interest in this matter,” said Cpl. Jocelyn Noseworthy.
Police described the suspect as being approximately six feet tall with a slim build, wearing ripped blue jeans, a balaclava and a black winter jacket with a hood.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or by leaving a tip online at www.crimestoppers.net.