Antisemitic graffiti in Toronto

Toronto, ON
- B’nai Brith Canada is deeply disturbed by two brazen incidents of antisemitic vandalism in the North York district of Toronto over the Jewish Passover holiday.

On Wednesday, the fourth day of Passover, B’nai Brith was made aware of graffiti on the side of a Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) entrance in the Yonge and Finch area. The graffiti uses the hashtag “#NoIHRA,” along with a hammer-and-sickle and the letters RSM. TTC staff have since indicated their intention to remove the graffiti.

The RSM, or Revolutionary Student Movement, is a Marxist-Leninist-Maoist group active at the University of Toronto and other Canadian universities. “IHRA” is a reference to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) Working Definition of Antisemitism, which has been adopted by 30 countries, including Canada, along with the Provinces of Ontario and New Brunswick, and many Canadian municipalities.

Source: Bnai Brith