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Clowns vandalize Vancouver Chinese garden with fake blood

The latest act of vandalism in Vancouver’s Chinatown involves the spraying of fake blood on the walls of the Dr. Sun Yat Sen Chinese Classical Garden.

CTV News reports the culprits struck Saturday afternoon in broad daylight.

“It looked like they had some sort of message to deliver. They were wearing clown wigs and their faces were painted,” said the Garden’s executive director Lorraine Lowe.

She also said they were videotaping their crime.

Vancouver’s Chinatown has been the scene of numerous incidents since the pandemic. There’s been a 455 percent increase in graffiti since 2019.

Earlier this month, police arrested a man suspected in several acts of vandalism.

The man in his 60s allegedly wrote graffiti on a building near Abbott and West Pender Street, then tagged a sign near Main and Keefer Street. They also suspect him of defacing multiple other properties.

“We’ve been listening closely to residents and business owners who have concerns about increasing street violence, disorder, and vandalism in Chinatown,” said Sergeant Steve Addison in a statement. “While there is no quick-fix, we’ve been working hard to investigate crimes and apprehend people responsible for making the community feel less safe.”

So far no suspects have been identified in the splashing of fake blood and no motive has been established.

“I think it’s an ongoing battle to try to figure out a way to deter this sort of behavior. It’s been going on for quite some time now,” said Lowe.

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1 COMMENT

  1. This shows who ever vandalized the Chinese public garden are uneducated and raised in troublesome homes, drop outs. They will pay eventually with mishaps.

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