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Vancouver hate crimes: Swastikas sprayed, pride flags torn down – Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon 2021-06-10 18:04:20 –

Vancouver, WA (KOIN) — Two hate crimes were reported in Vancouver during the two days. One happened at Ferida Park and the other at a bar on Main Street.

In a thirsty Sasquatch on the main street, someone stripped off the pride flag of a bar hanging in June.

Owner Brandon Rush says the flag was gone when it appeared Wednesday. Someone smeared a poop sticker on the window. Rush believes they have been targeted trying to be on the side of the LGBTQ community.

He submitted a police report saying they wouldn’t stop creating a safe space where everyone would welcome everyone.

“It was sad. It was tragic. It’s kind of tragic, especially because you’re investing in the community. I know a lot of great people working in this community and thriving in this city. “I’m doing it,” Rush said.

Another hate crime was reported at Ferida Park. There, someone scribbled the swastika and anarchist symbols on a tree and a handicap parking sign.

Marta Gray lived nearby and reported graffiti. She wants better lighting and a security camera to prevent this from happening again.

I want to stop right away and make sure I get a message that I don’t tolerate this. “

No arrests have been made in either case.

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