Corey Fleischer has spent the last seven years erasing swastikas, slurs, and other messages of hate across Canada. But one Quebec town is determined to keep a swastika right where it is.
But Fleischer — who has removed thousands of swastikas — says the white circle with a black swastika can only represent one thing: Nazism.
But as he was getting to work, the town's mayor found him and called the police.
"The village of Pointe-des-Cascades does not endorse Nazism," said Mayor Gilles Santerre in a statement. "Our village has a beautiful community and family spirit, and creates events that bring people together."
He also pointed out that another anchor with a swastika in the park is marked as "a souvenir of Nazism."
Fleischer said the mayor threatened to press charges, but no matter what, he's determined to see the anchor changed.
Lauren Strapagiel is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Toronto, Canada.
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