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St. Albert bus stops spray painted with Palestine war messaging

The individual or individuals spray painted and postered bus stops on the east side of the city
St. Albert RCMP cruisers at headquarters station in St. Albert April 10, 2017.

St. Albert RCMP are seeking an individual or individuals who vandalized five city bus stops with messaging related to the war in Gaza. 

Between June 5 and June 10, RCMP investigated four complaints of bus stop benches being vandalized, according to an RCMP press release. Two of the benches were spray painted, and all four were postered with messages about the conflict in Palestine. One bus shelter was also spray painted and postered. 

All five of the vandalized bus stops are located on the east side of the city, primarily in Pineview. Stops at Boudreau Road and Campbell Road, Poirier Avenue and Kirkwood Drive, Sir Winston Churchill Avenue and Sturgeon Road, Boudreau Road and Akins Drive and Poirier Avenue and Parkwood Drive were vandalized.

Cst. MJ Burroughs said that because the St. Albert RCMP are doing an investigation, she could not go further into detail about the nature of the posters or the spray-painted messages. 

"We really just want to encourage citizens to report anything suspicious so that there's no more damage done to prevent future damage to the city property, because it costs all taxpayers money," she said.

Damage to the benches and the bus shelter has been repaired.

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