RCMP investigate racist graffiti incident

RCMP in Antigonish, N.S. is investigating an incident in which racist and “culturally objectionable” graffiti was spray painted on a home in Monastery.

In a news release issued Thursday, police say the incident happened sometime in the evening on March 1. According to the police, the graffiti included profanity and derogatory comments about Aboriginal people.

Monastery is located approximately 30 km east of Antigonish.

Police say the investigation is ongoing and that this is not a random incident.

Antigonish RCMP is asking anyone who may have witnessed the crime or has information about to contact them at (902) 863-6500 or Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or text TIP202 + your message to ‘CRIMES’ (274637) or via website at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca.

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Maureen Googoo is an award-winning journalist from Indian Brook First Nation (Sipekne'katik) in Nova Scotia. She has worked in news more than 30 years for media outlets such as CBC Radio, the Chronicle-Herald and the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network. Maureen has an arts degree in political science from Saint Mary's University in Halifax, a journalism degree from Ryerson University in Toronto and a Masters degree in journalism from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York City.