Jewish businesses in Montreal have been targeted by a series of anti-Semitic graffiti in the past few days, raising concern among many members of the Jewish community.
The first incident occurred when a vandal spray-painted a large swastika next to the front door of a business owned by a Jew in Canada's second-largest city.
According to what appears to be video footage from the building's security camera, the perpetrator approached the entrance from the right of the building and looked around for witnesses, before taking something out of his pocket – like a spray-paint container.
Within a few seconds, the young man finished drawing the swastika on the building's wall and left the scene.
In the days that followed, similar incidents occurred at other Jewish places of business.
Canadian police have not yet arrested any suspects and the local Jewish community is urging police to conclude the investigation as soon as possible.
Anti-Semitic attitudes and attacks have recently been on the rise in Canada, with a B'nai Brith Canada audit last month revealing that anti-Semitism reached an all time high in 2014.
The Jewish human rights agency, which has been documenting anti-Semitism levels in the country for over 30 years, found a record 1,627 incidents of recorded anti-Semitism in 2014.