How did tire marks get on a rainbow flag crosswalk that’s on a busy street? It’s a total mystery, but Hamilton, Ontario officials fear the worst:
— Hamilton Spectator (@TheSpec) August 22, 2018
From the Hamilton Spectator:
Black tire streaks on Hamilton’s new rainbow Pride crosswalk in front of city hall are causing some concern they were deliberately made by a driver spinning tires to vandalize the LGBTQ flag symbol.
Mayor Fred Eisenberger said there is some debate among staff as to whether the marks were made on purpose or are a normal occurrence of rubber wearing off tires on hot pavement in the dead of summer.
“I’m suspicious,” he said. “Just the way it (the marking) sits there. It’s odd that it’s just before and after the crosswalk (and into the crossing).”
In other words, they’re looking into whether…
Tires are hate speech.
— Rob from Jersey (@Jerseydevil556) August 23, 2018
Journalism and politics at its finest pic.twitter.com/U6Zf3qbRvX
— Megan Penfold (@lesmeux) August 22, 2018
Are tire marks…..on a street…..vandalism….? https://t.co/AMnUaJ92x8
— Blackburn Review©®™ (@BlackburnReview) August 23, 2018
We live in incredibly silly times. https://t.co/wGzB4KInjq
— You Should Have Voted Gary (@colorblindk1d) August 23, 2018
Damn homophobes and their
*counts Yarrow sticks*
tire marks on the road. https://t.co/4f5Ozi5e9m
— neontaster ??? (@neontaster) August 23, 2018
Here’s a nice little pointer for Hamilton officials to consider in the future:
if you don’t want tire marks on the rainbow, don’t paint rainbow on the road. Tires go on road. Tires make marks. Problem solved!
— Dave McCallum (@davemccallum19) August 22, 2018
See how easy that was?