Workers Dom Aiello, left, and T.C. Henry remove graffiti from a statue of Sir John A. Macdonald in City Park in Kingston. The statue was vandalized on the eve of celebrations marking Macdonald's 198th birthday. (QMI Agency/Elliot Ferguson)
KINGSTON, ONT. - Police released a series of photos Friday in an effort to catch those responsible for vandalizing a statue of Sir John A. Macdonald and several plaques recently.
The statue was targeted by vandals on Jan. 11 — just hours before birthday celebrations for Canada’s first prime minister were set to begin.
Some time overnight, vandals wrote phrases such as, “This is stolen land,” “Murderer,” “Colonizer,” “Sir John A. Killer” and “F--- Canada,” across the statue.
Red paint was also splattered on the monument.
On Monday, vandals defaced a plaque at two of Sir John A.’s former residences.