Burning wooden swastika found next to Edmonton highway

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Allison Salz, QMI AGency

, Last Updated: 5:47 PM ET

EDMONTON — A hate crimes unit is investigating a massive flaming swastika on the side of an Alberta highway in the wee hours Monday.

Edmonton police, along with fire crews, were called shortly before 1 a.m. after a motorist reported seeing boards shaped into swastika burning along Anthony Henday Dr.

"It was a wooden structure, a 2-by-4 or 1-by-4 wooden structure, lit a fire," Staff Sgt. Todd Leycock said. "It's shocking."

The province recognized Hate Crime Awareness Day April 9.


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