The co-owner of downtown Vancouver’s popular Carribean bistro, Calabash, walked up to graffiti on the 28 Carrall Street restaurant’s front windows yesterday.
Roger Collins posted an image that showed a trio of swastikas written in yellow paint on the business.
“This is what someone chose to do to our business at Calabash Bistro in Vancouver (last night in 2019),” read the caption of the photo.
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Collins went on to call this act a “wake up call” for those who think racism doesn’t exist in the city.
He went on to end this passage with a positive message. Check out his full statement below.
This is a wake up call for those who think this S#!+ ain’t real.. If you look closely it’s the same thing that was fought against since way before my time on this earth and here I am dealing with it. We all face obstacles in life. Whether it be financial, physical or mental health, family, etc. Thing is, there are some things that I know some will never have to deal with. I cannot expect anyone to understand the daily struggle that some of us have been enduring because of how we look, but I will say you should know that our ability to overcome time and time again only makes us and our future seeds stronger! Thank you all for supporting our small business that is rooted in Food, Music, Art and Culture! One Love!! 🙏🏿❤️
The business thanked its patrons for the outpour of support from this incident.
Daily Hive reached out to Collins and Calabash Bistro for comment but did not hear back by deadline.