Vandals damage street art in Chinatown

Two sculptures in Chinatown have been badly damaged by vandals.

The Chinatown Business Improvement Area (BIA) released a surveillance video to Instagram that shows three people kicking the sculptures.

In the video, which is timestamped at 10:25 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 8, you can see the legs on the sculptures break before they topple off their stands onto the ground.

“The damages, they’re scars, they’re scars to the community,” said Yukang Li, the executive director of the Ottawa Chinatown BIA, in an interview with CityNews Ottawa.

The BIA says a police report has since been filed.

“When we got graffiti on them we’ll just clean them, but when they were damaged to an extent that’s beyond repair–we just had to remove them from the street,” added Li. We only found one laying on the ground. We don’t know where the other one went, so we asked our contractor to take the remaining one away. “

It’s not the first time the area has been the target of mischief. Over the summer, a purple dinosaur was stolen, but eventually returned.

You can see the video below.

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