Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe is speaking out after a prominent World War I memorial was vandalized last night with anti-racism graffiti.
“Peaceful protest is always welcome at our Legislature, such as the rally taking place later this morning against racial injustice,” said Moe in a statement published on Facebook.
“Vandalism is not acceptable. Last night, the War Memorial near the Legislature was vandalized. This is outrageous.”
This memorial was constructed from 1988-1995 in memory of nearly 5,400 Saskatchewan residents who were killed in the First World War. It is located west of the Saskatchewan legislative building, near Wascana Lake.
This is the latest report of vandalism after anti-racism protests, which began after the murder of black US citizen George Floyd, began occurring in Canada. Most recently, 11 Montreal residents were arrested for looting after their anti-racism protests turned violent.
Moe is encouraging anyone with information on the vandalism to contact the Regina Police Service.