Montreal synagogue targeted by anti-Semitic vandalism
The Bagg Street Shul synagogue, located on rue Clark, in Le Plateau-Mont-Royal
A Montreal synagogue has been the target of anti-Semitic graffiti, ;After images by the Jewish organization B'nai Brith Canada.
The latter circulated on social networks photos showing swastikas drawn with spray paint on the 102-year-old The Bagg Street Shul synagogue, located on rue Clark, in Le Plateau-Mont-Royal.
The Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM) has indicated that it is aware of the situation.
The Mayor of the metropolis, Valérie Plante, expressed her support for the city's Jewish community.
On Twitter, Mrs. Plante condemned these anti-Semitic acts which have no place in our society.
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The desecration of the Bagg Street Shul Synagogue is an absolutely unacceptable act, she mentioned in a tweet.
The National Director of the League for Human Rights within B'nai Brith Canada also sent a letter to the Plante administration, asking them to do more to fight against the government. anti-Semitism and an increase in reported hate incidents targeting Jews.
Marvin Rotrand claims the red-brick building is the oldest active synagogue in Quebec. It is recognized as a heritage site by the Quebec government and the City of Montreal, he said.
Other Jewish organizations, including Friends of the Simon Wiesenthal Center and the Advisory Center for Jewish and Israel Relations, also condemned the act of vandalism.