The Queen Victoria statue in front of McGill University's Strathcona Music Building was vandalized with red paint on the evening of March 17. The Delhi-Dublin Anti-Colonial Solidarity Brigade is claiming responsibility for the incident.
According to a news release shared by No Borders Media, the Brigade "defied curfew to again vandalize the landmark bronze statue to Queen Victoria."
"Forget about celebrity distractions, let's focus on getting rid of monarchs as one important action linked to our movements for social justice," said Pádraig Patel of the Delhi-Dublin Anti-Colonial Solidarity Brigade in the release.
The same group claimed responsibility for statue vandalism in 2018 and 2019.
In 2019, the group wrote that "[Queen Victoria's] reign represents a criminal legacy of genocide, mass murder, torture, massacres, terror, forced famines, concentration camps, theft, cultural denigration, racism, and white supremacy. That legacy should be denounced and attacked."
The SPVM confirmed to MTL Blog that it's investigating a mischief event involving red paint on a statue on rue Sherbrooke.