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A graffiti removal worker cleans anti-Semitic graffiti, including a swastika, that was spray painted on the door of The Glebe Minyan and home of Rabbi Anna Maranta, on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016 in Ottawa. (Justin Tang/THE CANADIAN PRESS)
A graffiti removal worker cleans anti-Semitic graffiti, including a swastika, that was spray painted on the door of The Glebe Minyan and home of Rabbi Anna Maranta, on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016 in Ottawa. (Justin Tang/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Ottawa police, Toronto school board investigate multiple racist incidents Add to ...

Police in Ottawa are investigating a series of graffiti hate crimes that they believe may be linked.

Insp. Mike Laviolette says there were three incidents targeting the city’s Jewish community over the past few days.

He says swastikas and anti-Semitic graffiti were sprayed on two local synagogues, as well as the front door of a woman who runs a Jewish prayer centre.

Two new locations were targeted overnight Thursday: a mosque and a United church.

Laviolette says the investigations have been joined, and it’s become a priority for the police.

Meanwhile, the Toronto District School Board has sent an email to parents about “a number of disturbing incidents of racism and hate.”

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