Man photographed peeing on Komagata Maru monument in Vancouver
That's according to the Vancouver park board, which issued a statement today (December 5) in response to a Facebook photo that captured the incident in Harbour Green Park at Coal Harbour.
"On behalf of my fellow Commissioners, we are saddened and deeply offended by this disgraceful act,” said Sarah Blyth, chair of the park board. "The monument was created in partnership with the Khalsa Diwan Society to embrace multiculturalism and remind people about the devastating impact that racial intolerance and discrimination have had upon our community.”
In the 1914 incident, 300 passengers of South Asian descent were denied entry to Canada due to a racist federal law.