Police investigating after artwork vandalized in Bastion Square

Police are looking for the man who vandalized a controversial piece of art in downtown Victoria on Friday night.

Officers went to Bastion Square around 8 p.m. after receiving a report that part of the artwork — painted letters spelling the words “More ­justice, more peace” on the pavement — had been covered in spray paint.

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The covered portion contained the anti-police acronym ACAB, which stands for All Cops Are Bastards/Bad.

Witnesses told police they saw a man adding the words “9/11 Never Forget” where the acronym had been. The damaged portion of the painting has since been partially repaired.

Police released a photograph of the man, who was wearing a black ball cap, red T-shirt, green camouflage pants and black shoes.

Anyone with information can call the VicPD non-emergency line at 250-995-7654 and select extension 1.

To report anonymously, call Greater Victoria CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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