White supremacist graffiti at Hamilton Farmer’s Market a hate crime: police
Published March 18, 2022 at 1:46 pm
Police are investigating the white supremacist graffiti that was painted on the windows outside the Hamilton Farmer’s Market entrance as a hate crime.
The graffiti at 35 York Blvd was reported to police Friday (Mar. 18) morning and included a large Nazi swastika, racial slurs, and slogans typically used by white supremacists.
The graffiti was reportedly removed by the City of Hamilton early Friday afternoon.
“Hate crime in Hamilton is not acceptable,” said the Hamilton Police Service in an official statement. “Left unchecked, hate crime can have a far-reaching impact on communities.”
Detectives are appealing to area residents and business owners to check their security camera footage taken between the hours of 1 a.m. and 2:15 a.m. Drivers in the area are also asked to check dash camera footage. Anyone with information related to the incident is asked to contact police.