Racist graffiti targets Quesnel Sikh temple – Williams Lake Tribune


EDITOR’S NOTE: This story contains depictions of hate speech that some people may find offensive

Even as a newcomer to Quesnel, Dan Battley felt as he walked down Lewis Drive that the spray-painted words on the Sikh temple of Cariboo Gur did not belong to the city.

The graffiti included threats against “East Asian and Indian Communists (sic)” alongside swastikas.

Battley noticed hate graffiti on the morning of Friday October 1 and reported it to Quesnel RCMP that afternoon.

However, as he explained that as a Christian he could not imagine if similar hateful things were being imposed on his church.

So he painted on it himself.

“It’s just disgusting,” he said as he painted.

The Cariboo Gur Sikh Temple declined to comment for this story at this time.

“If we all do a little game, I think that will help,” Battley said. “Sometimes you can’t do big things, but you can do small things.”

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