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Toronto Liberal MP says politicians need more protection after offices vandalized

OTTAWA – A Toronto MP says vandalism that destroyed the exterior of her constituency office is an “attack on democracy.”

Liberal MP Julie Dzerowicz says two people dressed in black approached her constituency office in Davenport at 1 a.m. Tuesday and painted a threatening message on the windows.

Photos of the office show red paint dripping around a photo of Dzerowicz in one window and a message in another that badmouths Rafah and says that if the city in the Gaza Strip burns, “so does Toronto.”

Dzerowicz says she considers it a threat and also a form of hate speech.

She says this isn’t the first time this has happened to her office and wants more to be done to clarify what constitutes an acceptable form of protest.

Vandalism, says Dzerowicz, is not acceptable.

This report from The Canadian Press was first published on May 29, 2024.

Canadian Press

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