The graffiti depicting a swastika on Park Drive in Armstrong has now been painted over. (Jennifer Blake - Morning Star)

UPDATE: Armstrong sidewalk swastika spray painted over

Following Friday’s article, the image has been covered

A bright blue spray-painted swastika, which has allegedly been in Armstrong for a while now without being cleaned off, is causing some concern among residents.

The swastika, which is located on Park Drive in front of Armstrong’s skate park, is near many of Armstrong’s most popular family recreation sites; such as Memorial Park, Armstrong-Spallumcheen Outdoor Pool, NorVal Arena, Hassen Memorial Arena, the IPE grounds and Asparagus Community Theatre.

One commenter on the Armstrong Community Forum on Facebook said: “I did not know that we even had people like that living in Armstrong.”

“I love Armstrong,” said one commenter. “But our little town is changing.”

One person on the community forum even said that a few years back someone had mass photocopied and distributed “similar racist type material” all over the streets and yards of Armstrong.

UPDATE: 1 p.m. Saturday, June 1

Following the posting of this article on Friday, and outrage displayed on the Armstrong Community Forum, the swastika has been spray-painted over with a blue and black square and is no longer visible.

Related: Vandalism closes Armstrong spray park

Related: RCMP arrest three in Victoria caught carving swastika into concrete

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The swastika had reportedly been left untouched for months. (Jennifer Blake - Morning Star)

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