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Downtown Vancouver Restaurant Vandalized With Racist Swastika Graffiti (PHOTO)

Vancouver Restaurant Vandalized

Photo: Roger Collins / Facebook

In a city as beautiful and friendly as Vancouver, racism still exists. On Tuesday night, a downtown Vancouver restaurant was vandalized with racist graffiti.

Roger Collins, co-owner of Calabash Bistro, posted a photo and a powerful message on his Facebook page.


“This is a wake up call for those who think this S#!+ ain’t real” reads his post.

“If you look closely, it’s the same thing that was fought against since way before my time on this earth and here I am dealing with it”.

Calabash Bistro is a laid-back spot for delicious Caribbean dishes, which also offers late-night music.

Collins says he “cannot expect anyone to understand the daily struggle that some of us have been enduring because of how we look,” but does thank everyone who has been supporting their restaurant.

It is unclear at this moment if the Vancouver Police Department has been made aware of this situation.

Just last month, a highly-publicized incident involving a Caucasian woman who unleashed a disgusting racist rant on an Asian family, sparking conversations about racism in our province.

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