Tues­day rally condemns hate af­ter string of swastika graf­fiti found in West Edmonton

StarMetro Edmonton - - EDMONTON - KEVIN MAIMANN

Or­ga­niz­ers of an anti-hate rally planned for Tues­day in West Edmonton want to show their com­mu­nity they will not tol­er­ate hate­ful van­dal­ism.

Protesters will gather at Tal­mud To­rah school, 6320 172 St., at 6 p.m., in re­sponse to im­ages re­sem­bling swastikas be­ing spray-painted through­out the Gariepy and Calling­wood South neigh­bour­hoods last week.

“I want to make sure that the com­mu­nity has an op­por­tu­nity to ex­press its dis­gust with the graf­fiti,” Ed­mon­tonMcClung MLA Lorne Dach said.

“This type of anti-Semitic and racist sym­bol­ism has to be op­posed, oth­er­wise it’s deemed to be per­mit­ted by si­lence. Any­body who’s think­ing about do­ing th­ese things needs to know that the com­mu­nity won’t tol­er­ate it.”

Dach said he was “dis­gusted” and dis­ap­pointed by the acts. With files from Hamdi Issawi. Con­tinue read­ing at thes­tar.com/edmonton

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