Police in Bridgewater, N.S. say they’re investigating reports of a man wearing a flag with a swastika symbol while riding a bicycle around the town.
In a release, police said they received “multiple complaints” on Friday afternoon of the man near Dominion and High streets in Bridgewater.
They also said they were made aware of a video of the man circulating online.
The video was posted Friday evening by a Reddit user to the ‘r/halifax’ subreddit.
Meanwhile in Bridgewater…
by u/Own-Background3394 in halifax
It’s seemingly filmed from inside a vehicle, following the cyclist wearing a bright red flag with a swastika in its centre. It was captioned “Meanwhile in Bridgewater…”
In Saturday’s release, Bridgewater police said they have identified the man in the video, and that an investigation is ongoing.
“We also wish to thank the community for their vigilance, particularly those who contacted police to report the matter,” police said.
Bridgewater Mayor David Mitchell responded to the police release on Twitter, saying “Our community will not tolerate the display of symbols of hate.”