Langley, B.C. home vandalized with anti-Ukrainian graffiti twice in one month
A home in Langley, British Columbia has been twice targeted by hateful graffiti, which residents believe was caused by a Ukrainian flag in front of the house.
Second home vandalism in less than two weeks.
“This happened Friday night and was discovered Saturday morning,” said Kiersten Bisgaard.
This time there is a spray-painted cross on the gate and a ton of messages on the sidewalk. “Ukraine equals Nazis”, many crosses, “Jesus is king, Ukraine is the devil”, “Nazis are Nazis” die with arrows pointing to our homes.
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The property’s facade was spray painted in early March with a similar message.
“We’re frustrated. It’s the first time we thought it was a one-off,” she told Global News.
“Now they’re doing a second coat of paint and they’re spray painting significantly more than the first. Even elementary school spray painting. This time it seems even more disgusting.”
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Visgard said he had no intention of taking down the flag.
“I don’t know if the death threats are directed at Ukrainians in general or at us, but we will not get closer and will not back down.” she said. “We are not bullied. This is a coward.”
Visgard raised more flags after the first incident, talked to neighbors, supported their families, and stood by them.
“People are worried. People have supported us,” says Bisgaard.
Global News reached out to the Langley RCMP for comment, and officers were seen searching the neighborhood on Saturday.
“(Langley RCMP) is investigating and taking it very seriously,” said Bisgaard.
The family said they have lived in the neighborhood for eight years and have never experienced anything like this.
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