FSWC Concerned Over Repeated Hate Graffiti Incidents in Windsor and Tecumseh

September 4, 2019

Media Statement

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Toronto (September 4, 2019) - Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center (FSWC) condemns two racist graffiti incidents that took place in Windsor over the past seven days and is concerned regarding reports that numerous hate incidents have occurred over the past month in the Town of Tecumseh, east of Windsor.

According to reports, Windsor police are investigating graffiti found last week that targeted the Arab community and included a swastika-like symbol as well as graffiti discovered on Monday that included the words “Kill All N” and swastikas. In Tecumseh, the most recent incident happened Monday and included swastikas spray painted in Lacasse Park.

“It is extremely concerning that the area of Windsor and Tecumseh has been experiencing such a wave of hate graffiti. Resident must be vigilant and report any information to police, while police and city and town officials must invest resources and time into ensuring the perpetrators are apprehended,” said FSWC President and CEO Avi Benlolo.

FSWC is following up with police and city and town leaders to ensure action is being taken and to offer educational programs. A school in Tecumseh that was targeted with hateful graffiti over the summer confirmed with FSWC that the graffiti was immediately removed.