Police respond to vandalized statue of Gandhi at SFU


The statue of Mahatma Gandhi at Simon Fraser University was recently beheaded in an act of vandalism. Burnaby RCMP received a report of mischief and theft on Monday night, though they say it is unclear when the vandalism took place. Police reported that power tools were likely used to remove the statue’s head, which was subsequently stolen. Police have canvassed the neighbourhood and asked any witnesses to come forward. In the meantime, the statue has been removed from campus while SFU Galleries determines “next steps.” “We are deeply disappointed that someone would do such an act,” read a statement from SFU. “Vandalism of any kind will not be tolerated.”

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