Police Investigating ‘Hate-Motivated Graffiti’ Engraved on National War Memorial in Ottawa

The Ottawa Police Service is investigating what it calls “hate-motivated graffiti” that occurred at the National War Memorial, the same site where Cpl. Nathan Cirillo was gunned down in October 2014 as he stood guard as an unarmed sentry. Police said in a news release the suspect rode a bike to the memorial at approximately 9:46 p.m. on Oct. 16 and used a sharp object to engrave “hate graffiti” on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The suspect then left the area on his bike. The graffiti was removed within 24 hours. Minister of Veterans Affairs Lawrence MacAulay called the incident “a disgusting act.” “This was not the vandalization of public property—it was the desecration of a site that stands as a permanent reminder of the memories and sacrifices of every single person who has fought and died in service of Canada,” MacAulay said on Twitter. Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson …Read More