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Anti-OBA and homophobic graffiti spotted

Anti-Government and homophobic graffiti has been sprayed at a number of locations in Pembroke and Devonshire.

Black Watch Pass bore the brunt of the vandalism, noticed yesterday morning, with a series of scrawled messages that included “Down with the evil immoral OB-gay” and “BDA morality not OBA immorality”.

A wall on Berkeley Hill featured similar slogans, such as “God bless BDA, God curse OBA”, “Demand better now 2day” and “Save our children n seniorz”.

Graffiti at the old Garden Market in Devonshire, using the same red paint and in the same handwriting, read: “BDA needz a moral gov, to the pollz 2 day.”

One Bermuda Alliance chairwoman Lynne Woolridge condemned the perpetrators, saying: “As a party comprising Bermudians who love this island, we denounce all forms of vandalism and hate speech. Bermuda is better than that.”

A spokeswoman for the Ministry of Public Works said steps were being taken to remove the paint from all affected areas.

“Graffiti negatively affects the aesthetics of the island,” she added. “Its removal can be difficult and wastes valuable time and tax dollars.”

Bermuda Police Service spokesman Dwayne Caines said an investigation into the matter was under way.

“We are appealing to anyone who may have any information that will lead to the identity of person or persons responsible for these acts,” he added.

Anyone with relevant information is asked to call the police on 295-0011.

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Published August 03, 2016 at 1:19 pm (Updated August 04, 2016 at 8:02 am)

Anti-OBA and homophobic graffiti spotted

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