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Police investigating antisemitic and homophobic graffiti on Toronto church

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Toronto Police say they are investigating after antisemitic and homophobic graffiti was spray-painted on a church in downtown Toronto.

Police Chief James Ramer said the graffiti is being investigated as a hate-motivated incident.

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“These events are too common in our city,” Ramer said. “We have increased our patrols in areas where incidents are taking place.”

Police said the graffiti on Metropolitan United Church at Queen and Church streets was reported at around 1 p.m. on Monday.

 

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Toronto police investigate antisemitic and homophobic graffiti at downtown church – Mar 8, 2022

Investigators said it is believed the graffiti happened sometime on the weekend.

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“Our investigating officers quickly determined the graffiti was both anti-Semitic and homophobic in nature and immediately began an investigation,” police said.

No suspects have been identified, police said, although they added it is still early in the investigation.

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