Date: Friday, June 11, 2021

File: 21-23008

Victoria, BC – Investigators are asking for witnesses and those with information to come forward after a statue was vandalized during a protest at the B.C. Legislative Assembly.

At approximately 2:30 p.m. this afternoon, during a protest gathering at the B.C. Legislative Assembly, a group of people moved to the Queen Victoria statue on the north side of the Legislature grounds and vandalized it with red paint.

The damage to the statue is being assessed.

Safe, peaceful and lawful protest is permitted under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Vandalism is not.

This incident remains under investigation. Witnesses and those with information about this incident are invited to come forward.

If you have any information about this incident please call the VicPD Report Desk at (250) 995-7654 extension 1. To report what you know anonymously, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.