Portland police are looking for an individual accused of vandalizing an Asian immigrant and refugee community center in the northeast part of the city.
The suspect, who was caught on surveillance camera, reportedly wrote “NPA” and “CPP” and also drew a gold hammer and a sickle on the door of the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization’s (IRCO) Pacific Islander and Asian Family Center (PIAFC) at 8040 NE Sandy Blvd. The incident occurred at around 6 p.m. on May 11, according to the authorities.
- A popular mural in San Francisco’s Chinatown fell victim to vandalism last week.
- The mural, known as the Tiger Dragon, was painted on the side of a store located at the corner of Commercial Street and Grant Avenue.
- Taggers vandalized the artwork with profanity, inappropriate shapes and “your mom” jokes, according to reports.
- Due to the scale of the damage, the mural could not be salvaged and has since been painted over.
- A new mural is expected to take over the site. A specific project, however, has yet to be determined.
A popular mural in San Francisco’s Chinatown could not be salvaged after vandals reportedly defaced it with profanity last week.
The mural, known as the Tiger Dragon, was painted on the side of a store located at the corner of Commercial Street and Grant Avenue.
- A bronze statue of Mahatma Gandhi in New York City’s Union Square was vandalized on Feb. 4.
- Vandals reportedly covered the statue with a cloth and wrote obscenities on it, thus saving the statue from permanent damage and extensive cleanup.
- The incident ignited condemnation “in the strongest terms” from the Consulate General of India, which said that the matter has “been taken up with the US State Department for immediate investigation and urged appropriate action against those responsible for this despicable act.”
- The statue was donated and then dedicated on Oct. 2, 1986, by the Gandhi Memorial International Foundation to honor Gandhi’s 117th birth anniversary.
- Other statues of Gandhi have been defaced over the past few years, including a statue in Washington that was allegedly targeted by Khalistan supporters last month.
A bronze statue of Mahatma Gandhi in New York was defaced earlier this month by unknown culprits, igniting outrage and condemnation from the Indian American community in the city.
The 8-foot-tall statue, located in Union Square near New York University, did not suffer permanent damage from the incident on Feb. 4, according to Ahmedabad Mirror.
- Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, which opened in 1986, is the first Chinese or “scholar’s” garden built outside China.
- A weekend defacement with large nuisance graffiti adds to the garden’s host of existing problems, including people urinating and defecating in its entrance.
- The garden has suffered from another vandalism in 2020 in the form of messages directed at the Chinese government.
A beloved Chinese garden in Vancouver’s Chinatown has become the target of large nuisance graffiti over the weekend, adding up to problems of people littering, urinating and defecating in its entrance.
Man charged for anti-Asian graffiti on donut store that was also target of rock, pellet gun vandalisms
- The 46-year-old man behind a string of vandalisms in Regina, Canada, has been charged with mischief.
- Vuong Pham, the owner of one of the targeted businesses, said he was “relieved” after hearing that the suspect had been charged before Christmas.
- Community members reportedly rallied to show their support to Pham after his store was attacked four times in 2021.
The man linked to a string of vandalisms in Regina, Canada, including spray-painting racist graffiti on an Asian-owned donut store, has been charged with mischief.
The 46-year-old man was charged with five counts of mischief under 5,000 Canadian dollars (approximately $3,970) for the incidents that occurred in the Warehouse District and downtown Regina between November and December 2021, Regina Leader-Post reported.
- San Francisco community organization “Asians Are Strong'' put up a banner on Route 101 near the Vermont Street exit in San Francisco on Jan. 1.
- Three days later on Jan. 4, the banner was vandalized.
- “Asians Are Strong” founder Hudson Liao said he thinks the vandalism was racially motivated.
A banner that read “Asians Are Strong” was vandalized three days after it was installed on Route 101 near the Vermont Street exit in San Francisco on New Year’s Day.
San Francisco native and community organization “Asians Are Strong” founder Hudson Liao, who helped put up the banner on Jan. 1, told KRON 4 that it was installed as a way to start off the new year with a positive message and empower the Asian American community.
A man who pleaded guilty to vandalizing Vancouver’s Chinese Cultural Centre with racist graffiti will spend 240 days in jail after being sentenced an additional 79 days this week.
What he did: Yves Castonguay, 47, defaced four windows facing the courtyard of the Chinatown-based center with “disturbing, racist remarks” on April 2, 2020. Vancouver police released surveillance images nearly a month after the incident, according to CTV News.
A Chinese market in Oakland’s Chinatown was subject to anti-Asian vandalism on Monday Nov. 15.
Racist graffiti: New Tin’s Market’s owners found graffiti on the walls of their business, located on 7th Street in Oakland’s Chinatown neighborhood, Monday morning, with one of them reading, “Go back to China yellow f*ckers.”
A group of vandals was captured on video spray painting a slogan linked to a white supremacist group onto the storefront of the Hmong Cultural Center Museum in St. Paul, Minnesota.
‘Whitewashing’: Mark Pfeifer, program director of the cultural center, discovered the vandalism when he came to work on Wednesday morning, according to Twin Cities. He then informed his colleagues through a message that their storefront was “whitewashed” with a “possible white supremacist message.”
A San Francisco man is facing a slew of charges for alleged acts of vandalism and burglary in 20 Chinese-owned businesses in the city, District Attorney Chesa Boudin announced on Monday.
The allegations: Derik Barreto, 36, is accused of targeting the Chinese-owned stores and seven others in the Mission District and the Ocean Avenue corridor. The attacks occurred between April and August this year, KPIX 5 reported.
A man who painted racial slurs on vehicles owned by an Asian American family in New Smyrna Beach, Fla., received sentences for his hate crimes this week.
What he did: Kyle Christiansen, 34, spray-painted the family’s cars with the words “Die G**k Rat” and “G**k R***rd Rat” and placed nails on their driveway on July 29, 2020.
A dim sum restaurant in San Francisco’s Chinatown has fallen victim to two incidents of vandalism in a span of three days, raising costs for a business that has already been struggling to recover from COVID-19 losses.
What happened: Dim Sum Corner, located at the corner of Grant Avenue and California Street, was attacked twice last week — first last Thursday and again last Saturday. Both incidents were caught on surveillance videos.