Lethbridge, Alta. residents clean racist and homophobic graffiti
Published Sunday, August 12, 2012 10:27AM EDT
LETHBRIDGE - People in southern Alberta are busy cleaning up racist and homophobic graffiti that appeared overnight on many of their homes, garages, fences and cars.
Police in Lethbridge say the graffiti referenced several ethnic groups, including Caucasians, and also contained obscenities.
Two of the spray-painted messages also say "White Nation" and "White Power."
Police say that while the graffiti is extremely offensive, they say there is nothing to suggest that it was directed at any particular person or property.
They say at this point in their investigation, the graffiti is not considered hate propaganda, or bias or hate-motivated as defined by the Criminal Code of Canada.
Police say they're following up several leads in the case.