At 0830 hrs this morning Police were made aware of property damage committed to several historical sites within Point Pleasant Park in Halifax.
It is believed the damage was committed during the overnight hours.
Most disturbing was the Sailors’ Memorial being defaced with paint splattered over the panels containing the names of the fallen.
Anti-war slogans including the anarchy symbol were present.
Other structures and information signs within the park were also defaced.
It was not long before HRM staff and local residents including veterans began removing the graffiti.
A call has been placed to 311, which will have additional staff and resources deployed tomorrow to remove any remaining graffiti.
(Photo via Ben Hivinga)
The investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact police at 902-490-5016. Anonymous tipsc an be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at
www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or texting a tip – Tip 202 + your message to 2746
Source : Media Release