A mural in honor of the movement Black Lives Matter Movement The Black Lives Count, which opened almost three days ago on the corner of Saint-Réal and Olivier-Robitaille in the Saint-Jean-Baptiste district of Quebec, has been defaced.
The collage by artist Wartin Pantois was covered in graffiti during TVA Nouvelles’ pass on Thursday.
The phrase “Kebequoi”? It was written in large black letters in more than one place at work.
The work is designed to showcase people from different cultural communities in Quebec.
The cause of collage deformation remains unclear.
For Mehdi Alloush – one of the people represented on the murals – this is clearly a racist gesture.
“Systemic racism is deeply rooted in our society. Once again, we have good evidence of it.
However, it is not surprising that this type of event occurs so quickly.
“I find it a bit pitiful. I said to my girlfriend ‘You’ll see, our faces will be marked…’ and it happened,” he said.
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