'They're not alone': Community members show support for Guelph Black Heritage Society
Residents posted signs on the Guelph Black Heritage Society to show support (Johnny Mazza / CTV News Kitchener)
GUELPH -- Community members came together over the weekend to show support for the Guelph Black Heritage Society.
The organization said it's been targeted by vandals recently following the Black Lives Matter rally in the community.
Residents living nearby covered the property with signs of support and encouragement.
Alan Breznick said he was contacted by the Jewish community he's a part of, which encouraged them to come out and show support.
"Black lives matter and Black heritage matters," Breznick said.
He said the Black community in Guelph supported the Jewish community after 11 worshippers were killed and another seven wounded in a shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh in October 2018. Breznick said now it's his community's turn to return that support.
"We know what it's like to be discriminated against, we know what it's like to be targeted, we know what it's like for people to try to hurt us," Breznick said. "We understand that and we want to support them. They're not alone."
The Guelph Black Heritage Society said it's been in touch with local police about the incidents and plan to install security cameras.