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Is This How the World Will Remember Their Time in Winnipeg


Monday, July 31, 2023 - First responders from Brazil, Austilia, Ukraine over 70 countries in fact are visiting our city as athletes, family, or friends as part of the World Police and Fire Games. Have now become a target of hate speech and profanity.


Police said, yesterday they responded to the report of graffiti vandalism along the 6.5 mile loop of the the World Police & Fire Games Half Marathon route beginning in St. Vital Park.


More than 65 phrases including profanity and acronyms used by police abolitionist groups were spray painted on the roadway, walking paths and portable bathroom stalls. It is believed the graffiti occurred overnight and no arrests have been made at this time.


This investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding this graffiti is asked to contact the Major Crimes Unit at 204-986-6219 or can leave an anonymous tip at 204-786-TIPS or winnipegcrimestoppers.org.



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