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Swastika spray painted on billboard promoting COVID-19 safety near Kamloops

September 20, 2021 - 4:42 PM

Police are investigating after a billboard promoting COVID-19 safety along Highway 5 was vandalized with a spray painted swastika this past weekend.

The Tk’emlúps Rural RCMP detachment received a report Sept. 20 that anti-COVID-19 messaging and a swastika was spray painted over a billboard rented by Tk’emlúps te Secwepmc and Qwemstin Health to promote COVID-19 Safety measures, according to an RCMP press release.

The billboard is on the east side of Highway 5, about one kilometre south of Paul Lake Road.

The vandalism is believed to have occurred between Saturday afternoon and Monday morning, RCMP said.

Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed or captured dash cam footage of the crime, or has information which could help to further the investigation, to contact the Tk’emlúps RCMP at 250-314-1800 and reference file 2021-33109.

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