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Vandal strikes against Harriet Tubman statue in St Catharines

Bust of Black pioneer who worshipped at St Catharines church was flipped over on Sunday night
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The Salem Chapel, BME Church in St Catharines. Supplied photo

The Harriet Tubman statue in St Catharines has been vandalized.

It was on Thanksgiving Monday that a St Catharines resident discovered the toppled bust of Harriet Tubman, a Black pioneer who helped numerous slaves find freedom in Canada.

The bust has been visible outside the Salem Chapel BME Church on Geneva Street in St Catharines, which was Tubman’s home church during the mid 1800’s.

The vandalism was said to have taken place around 9 p.m on Sunday night, after security cameras outside the building captured an individual heaving the statue over, causing pieces to break off.

Niagara Police are investigating the incident.