Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Police Investigate Graffiti at Winnipeg Complex Telling Newcomers 'Go Home'

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Police Investigate Graffiti at Winnipeg Complex Telling Newcomers 'Go Home'

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Winnipeg graffiti tells newcomers 'go home'

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Winnipeg police say they are investigating graffiti scrawled on a fence outside the home of Syrian refugees, telling them to go home.

Officers tell CTV News the major crimes unit and other units are investigating the messages, as well as possible threats against people living in the adjacent homes.

Mannan Hamrasho, who came to Winnipeg with his wife and two children in February, says there are six families living at the property.

He says some of them speak Arabic, and his family speaks Kurdish.

He says he found the graffiti earlier this week and has been working to scrape it off the fence.

In an effort to combat negative views about immigrants and refugees, some Winnipeggers are putting up signs on their lawns and in their windows to welcome newcomers. …

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