Halifax naval memorial vandalized with anti-war slogans, anarchy symbols

Vandals defaced a Halifax naval memorial with anti-war slogans overnight Sunday, but veterans and others quickly went to work removing the graffiti.

Halifax police say several historical sites within the city's oceanfront Point Pleasant Park were damaged.

They say the most disturbing aspect was that paint was splattered over the names of fallen sailors.

They say the graffiti partially consisted of ``anti-war slogans, including the anarchy symbol.''

Municipal staff, local residents and veterans quickly began cleaning up the damage, and police say more city workers will remove any remaining graffiti on Tuesday.

They say the investigation continues.