Hamilton police looking into possible connection between vandalism spree and anarchist book fair

Hamilton police say they are aware of an anarchist book fair held in the city last weekend and are investigating any possible connections to Saturday night's vandalism spree by a mob calling itself the ungovernables.

During a media update on the vandalism on Locke Street , Inspector Paul Hamilton says they are looking into any connection with the book fair held at Westdale Secondary.

Hamilton noting many people from around the province attended the fair and they are considering the possiblity people from outside the community committed these acts.

Meantime, NDP leader Andrea Horvath, whose riding includes the vandalized Locke Street, is calling on all Hamiltonians to come together to support damaged businesses.

Horvath is asking everyone to make March 10th #LoveLockeDay

She says it will be a day to come together to greet each other as neighbours, shop local on Locke and show the vandals the attack only made us stronger.

Horwath reminds residents to call police if their property was damaged in Saturday night's attack, if they witnessed the events or if they have any information about suspects.