A new mural in Vancouver’s Chinatown has been vandalized just five weeks after it was painted.
Video footage caught by security cameras at eevee’s, a store selling electric scooters, shows a man spray painting graffiti on the mural, CTV News Vancouver reports.
The mural was painted by Carolyn Wong near the Ten Ren Tea and Ginseng Company. According to CTV News Vancouver, it was commissioned by the Vancouver Chinatown Business Improvement Association (BIA) in partnership with the Vancouver Mural Festival and Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden.
Lorraine Lowe, executive director for the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, tweeted about the vandalism on Monday.
“It was nice while it lasted…5 weeks before someone decided to vandalize and disrespect this beautifully curated cultural mural celebrating community,” she wrote in her tweet.
Businesses in the area are disappointed with the recent graffiti.
“They just painted that. It’s a beautiful mural and to see it defaced so quickly, like weeks after they just painted it, it’s a shame,” Bradley Spence, who owns a nearby store told Global News.
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