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False Creek Elementary students take on Nazi graffiti vandals (PHOTOS)

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Jenni Sheppard Feb 23, 2017 2:33 am 977

Students at False Creek Elementary are fighting back against vandals who covered a shed near the school in Nazi graffiti.

According to a spokesperson at the Vancouver School Board, the offensive graffiti was first sprayed on a shed in Charleson Park earlier this month.

The City of Vancouver removed the graffiti, but the vandals returned and sprayed even more graffiti on the shed, including Nazi swastikas.

False Creek Elementary principal Peter Woo told Daily Hive that’s when Grade 6 and 7 students decided to take matters into their own hands.

“False Creek Elementary promotes a friendly and nurturing environment,” said Woo. “Our Grade 6 and 7 students, who care about diversity and inclusivity, didn’t like the messages on the shed so they created posters supporting the LGBTQ community and celebrating cultural differences to cover up the new graffiti.”

Woo said the posters will remain on the shed until the City repaints the shed… again.

Over the weekend, Gladstone Secondary in Vancouver was also vandalized with racist and homophobic graffiti.

More of the students' posters covering up the graffiti in Charleson Park (Submitted)

More of the students’ posters covering up the graffiti in Charleson Park (Submitted)

More of the students' posters now covering up the graffiti in Charleson Park (Submitted)

More of the students’ posters now covering up the graffiti in Charleson Park (Submitted)

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Jenni Sheppard
Jenni is a former Senior Staff Writer at Daily Hive. Happy Vancouverite. Traveller, snowboarder, foodie, film fan, feminist, geek, cheesemaker, curler.

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