Discussion posted by: David McNamara
The construction site of the Memorial to the Victims of Communism in Ottawa was vandalized over the weekend with someone writing “Communism will win” in spray paint on a fence surrounding it. There were also three pictures of the hammer and sickle symbol to accompany the writing. The memorial is in recognition of Canada’s “role as a place of refuge for people fleeing injustice and persecution, and honour the millions oppressed by communist regimes.” It is under construction in Ottawa and has been seen as controversial by some. Construction on the site started in November 2019. This incident follows several similar cases of vandalism, which have occurred throughout North America in recent weeks—mostly involving controversial monuments and statues.