Nazi graffiti found in student housing district

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On Thursday Nov. 17, graffiti depicting Nazi symbolism was found on a fence in a backyard near Earl and Victoria Street. 

According to Kingston Police Media Relations Officer Steve Koopman, the report from the incident stated that “the graffiti was an unrecognizable word with a German SS symbol.”

The complainant, according to Koopman, had recently moved to Kingston from Toronto with her family. She found the graffiti early Thursday morning. 

“The circumstances are dictated that this would constitute a hate crime,” Koopman said. However, he noted that the graffiti didn’t appear to be directed at or specific to anyone. 

The graffiti was cleaned up quickly by locals and Queen’s students together. Kingston Police will continue to look into the situation. 

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