Calgary’s Pride crosswalk vandalized for a 2nd time in under a week

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For the second time in under a week, the Calgary Pride flag crosswalk on Stephen Avenue was vandalized.It was defaced with a violent message: “Shoot A F*****.”“Seeing it, especially when it’s a really violent message was really hard to see and really frustrating is the best word I can use to describe it,” said Nolan Hill, who spotted the message early Sunday morning.READ MORE: Vandalism of Calgary’s rainbow and trans Pride flag crosswalks being investigated by hate crimes unitLast Wednesday, messages that read “Lost” and “Lust” were spray-painted on both crosswalks, with Zoom Painting later having to re-paint the flags.Again, Zoom Painting was called into action to paint over Sunday’s hateful message.Though the words were erased, it continues to leave Calgarians perplexed as to where the hate is coming from.“Hate really has no place in the world and especially for where it was painted,” Nolan Russell said. “It’s 2019 and I think we can all get along at this point and settle our differences.”

The Pride crosswalk was vandalized for the second in under a week. The incident is leaving Calgarians wondering where the hate is coming from.

The Pride crosswalk was vandalized for the second in under a week. The incident is leaving Calgarians wondering where the hate is coming from.Josh Ritchie/Global News
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