Canada
Police trying to track down statue vandals

Credits: Elliot Ferguson The Whig-Standard

DANIELLE VANDENBRINK | QMI AGENCY

KINGSTON, Ont., - Police released a series of photos Friday in an effort to catch those responsible for vandalizing a statue of Sir John A. Macdonald and several plaques recently.

The statue was targeted by vandals on Jan. 11 - just hours before birthday celebrations for Canada's first prime minister were set to begin.

Some time overnight, vandals wrote phrases such as, "This is stolen land," "Murderer," "Colonizer," "Sir John A. Killer" and "F--- Canada," across the statue.

Red paint was also splattered on the monument.

On Monday, vandals defaced a plaque at two of Sir John A.'s former residences.

Police recovered evidence from both scenes, which investigators released to the public Friday.

Relating to the first incident, police found light bulbs filled with red paint, wrapped in black electrical tape to seal the tip.

Passersby also discovered a white, 340-gram Krylon spray paint can, which was turned over to police.

The can appears to have red paint smears on the surface.

At 134 Earl St., police recovered an empty glass jar that had red paint inside. They also found an orange, 312-gram Armor Coat fluorescent spray paint can on the front lawn.

Orange paint was used to write text on the sidewalk.

At the second address, police recovered a glass jar full of red paint. It did not have a label and had a green lid.

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