Alberta/Canada – ‘We clean it up and carry on’: Historic Edmonton building vandalized with hateful messages
(by editorial board, CTV News, January 29th, 2022)
A historic building in Old Strathcona used by Freemasons was vandalized overnight with hateful comments and threats.
Members of the 93-year-old Acacia Lodge spent Saturday morning cleaning off the graffiti, which included messages like, “Kill all Free Masons,” and, “Die.”
“We were coming in for a breakfast meeting this morning and it was a bit of a shocker,” said Fred Bowker, Acacia Building Association secretary-treasurer.
“We’ve had graffiti on the side of the building a number of times, but it was not the type of words that were there today.”
Bowker has been a member of the Freemasons for almost 30 years, an…