John A. Macdonald statue targeted by vandals overnight

The statue of John A. Macdonald at Montreal's Place du Canada was hit again by vandals overnight.

An anonymous group of self-professed "anti-colonial vandals" has claimed responsibility online for dousing the statue of Canada's first prime minister in red paint, in protest of what they call Macdonald's "legacy of white supremacy and racism.”

The group says it also supports city officials in Victoria, BC, which removed its own Macdonald statue outside its city hall.

It's not the first time vandals have hit at the 123-year-old statue. Last November, it was spray-painted red in similar fashion.

Montreal police say they are investigating.