Pro-Ukrainian signs defaced with letter ‘Z’ in Kitchener

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The Waterloo Regional Police Service is investigating after a number of home made indicators had been defaced in Kitchener with a pro-war image.

Police mentioned round 8:25 a.m. Tuesday, they obtained a report of “hate-motivated” graffiti in a Chicopee neighbourhood.

The defaced indicators had been situated within the space of Daimler Drive and Briarmeadow Drive.

The indicators consisted of a handwritten observe, taped to a wood board, which learn: “Ukraine wants our assist.” It additionally listed gadgets wanted by Ukrainian refugees and included a drop-off location for donations.

A number of indicators now have a big “Z” spray-painted over them.

Dominga Normandeau mentioned her husband Paul, who put the indicators, was simply making an attempt to assist these in want.

“It’s totally unhappy and disappointing,” she informed CTV Information. “The factor is, I do not know what this ‘Z’ means. I needed to go to my husband and ask what this ‘Z’ means. My son is scared as a result of the neighbourhood is quiet, and all of the sudden some individuals react like that.”

That image has been utilized by Russian forces throughout their invasion into Ukraine and is now thought-about an indication of help for the battle.

MORE: Here is how the letter ‘Z’ turned a pro-war image

Normandeau mentioned her household will proceed to gather donations.

Anybody with data on the graffiti is requested to name police at 519-570-9777 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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