Vancouver, February 1
The Komagata Maru Memorial in Vancouver, Canada, has been vandalised with weird bitcoin messages for the third time in a row between 2021 and 2023.
The memorial honours 376 Indians, including Sikhs, Muslims and Hindus, who sailed to Canada from India in 1914, but were turned away by the country, which left them stuck on the ship for two months with dire conditions.
"The Komagata Maru Memorial has been defaced again and human excrement can be seen nearby too. This is too much!" Jindi Singh, National Director of Khalsa Aid, Canada, tweeted.
Singh said the incident was brought to his notice by some visitors from the UK who came to see the Memorial in Coal Harbour.
"We are actively investigating the incident," the Vancouver Police Department wrote in response to Singh's tweet.
"Thank you very much for bringing this to our attention. It has been reported to the appropriate department," the City of Vancouver, which was flagged in Singh's tweet, responded.
The message defacing the memorial said: "No more Fiat build on Bitcoin."
According to Daily Hive, a portion of the message was erased from the wall of the memorial. IANS
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