Ukrainian Orthodox church vandalized with threatening graffiti referencing residential schools

Source: CBC News

August 20, 2021


An Orthodox church in Kamloops, B.C., has been defaced with graffiti referring to unmarked graves near a residential school for Indigenous children.

Kamloops RCMP say they were called to All Saints Ukrainian Orthodox Church at 1044 Eighth Street shortly after 9 a.m. PT Thursday for a report of unwanted people refusing to leave the property and leaving behind garbage and graffiti.

"If you hurt and/or kill kids, [you] should be burned alive," reads one of the messages painted on the church's exterior wall.

The church's maintenance manager, Harry Kucharuk, says the worship house has been vandalized by people camping near the property for several years, but attacks have been getting worse since the discovery in May of the remains of as many as 215 children near a former residential school in Kamloops.

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