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In Canada desecrated the monument to the former Prime Minister and father of the current leader

Vandals desecrated the monument to the former Prime Minister of Canada, Pierre Elliot Trudeau, being the father of the current Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, police are investigating the circumstances of the incident, said in a message posted on Twitter of police of the municipality of York in Ontario.

The incident occurred in a city Park There, with a bronze statue of the former Prime Minister to his full height.

"Police officers are investigating the message that the statue of Pierre Elliott Trudeau Park in the city Over have been subjected to vandalism. According to the information received, the face of the statue was drenched in black paint," - said in a statement to the police. Law enforcement agencies appealed to the eyewitnesses of the incident with a request to contact the police.

As reports channel CBC with reference to the police, the investigation involved the Department for combating crimes of hate.

The city administration has sent Out special teams to clean the monument. To date, the paint from the statue was completely removed.

Earlier, the cities of the U.S., and then in a number of countries in the world, a wave of protests and unrest after the death in Minneapolis at the hands of police of African-American George Floyd. In the Internet appeared the video, which police put the handcuffs Floyd, knocked him down and piled on top of him, the three of us, and one of them stepped on his knee on the neck. Floyd on video several times says that he can not breathe, then fades. One police officer was charged with murder, three others of aiding and abetting the murder. Amid mass protests a number of the statues were removed by the authorities or spontaneously demolished in the US in recent weeks.