Anti-pipeline graffiti upsets Vancouver business owners

Some residents feel the graffiti is vandalizing their neighbourhood.

Graffiti No Pipelines 2Wendell Gonyea with Commercial Drive Business Society says they really started noticing the “No Pipelines” graffiti pick up about a month ago.

Gonyea says graffiti is a normal part of life on Commercial Drive and gets reported immediately. But, the recent surge in the “No Pipeline” graffiti has kept them busier than normal.

He says it is costing businesses and store owners thousands of dollars to fix.

Graffiti No Pipelines 3But what has compounded the problem is the fact that the elusive graffiti artist is now painting over murals that are well known and loved in the community.

“This is what seems to tick people off,” says Gonyea. “That something that nice, that someone has gone into trouble to create, he is actually maliciously going after. I think that has brought it to a head.”

Graffiti No Pipelines 4It is not clear who is behind the graffiti, but Gonyea has this message for them: “There are better ways to express disobedience. You are accomplishing absolutely nothing.”

Posted on March 24, 2014, in Oil & Gas and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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