Kelowna RCMP is investigating after anti-Semitic posters placed around city

Kelowna, B.C.

2021-03-19 16:01 PDT

The Kelowna RCMP is investigating after numerous anti-Semitic decals and posters were put up along Abbott Street in Kelowna and at Kelowna General Hospital.

On the morning of March 19, 2021, the RCMP was notified via the city of Kelowna about the inappropriate nature of these decals and posters, many of which were anti-Semitic in nature.

The individual who made the initial complaint said she already removed a number of the posters. The city of Kelowna employees continued to remove posters, while RCMP investigators discovered more posters and decals associated to the same group along Abbott Street.

Officers also discovered decals at a bus stop in front of Kelowna General Hospital and are reviewing video from the area to narrow down time of offence.

The posters have been removed and the investigation is in the early stages. The RCMP Forensic Identification Unit is engaged, said Sergeant Kevin Duggan of the Kelowna RCMP. The RCMP is working closely with the city of Kelowna to review video that may help to identify those involved.

Anyone who may have information, or if anyone was in the area and has dash cam video that could assist in this investigation is asked to call police.

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S/Sgt. Janelle Shoihet

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BC RCMP Communication Services
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