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Spray-Painting Spree: Bus Shelter and Thursday Morning

spray-painting spree: Working with EPS hate crimes unit, investigators believe the incident occurred early Thursday morning, according to Toronto Star. A bus shelter near the Lessard Community League was one of the sites defaced with swastikas after two southwest Edmonton neighbourhoods were targeted in spray-painting spree. Edmonton Police Service said officers responded Friday afternoon to reports of red swastikas sprayed on a residential fence and driveway, as well as a bus shelter and school basketball court in the communities. Sarah Hamilton / Contributed City Councillor Sarah Hamilton, a longtime resident of the area and representative for the affected neighbourhoods, said she has never seen anything like this happen so close to home, and issued a statement condemning the acts after it was brought to her attention Thursday evening. Some of the symbols had already been covered up, But you could still see the terrible outline, she said. In a telephone interview, Hamilton told Star Metro that she also saw similar graffiti painted on a trash bin and storage shack outside the Lessard Community League. ( As reported in the news.