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Queen Victoria statue doused with red paint again (update)

A report on the statue will be presented to Kitchener council on June 20

The Queen Victoria statue in Victoria Park has been vandalized, yet again. 

It's the second time this month and the fourth time in less than a year that the contentious monument has been doused in red paint. 

In a statement to CityNews 570, the City of Kitchener confirmed it is aware of the latest incident and said the paint will be cleaned within a few days.

The city added a report on the statue will be presented to committee on June 8 and to council on June 20, "Looking to continue a community dialogue about the Queen Victoria statue and the impact of colonial statues in public places. "

The City of Kitchener has faced calls, including from the Indigenous group Land Back Camp, to remove the statue from the park. 

It's not clear when the latest vandalism incident occurred. Waterloo Regional Police told CityNews that as of 3 p.m. on Wednesday, they had not been notified.

In an update Friday afternoon, The City of Kitchener confirmed the paint had been cleaned from the statue.

Final numbers weren't available but clean-up costs were estimated around $5,000. 

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