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Selina Robinson's constituency office 'vandalized' after resignation

BC Premier David Eby condemned the vandalism at Coquitlam–Maillardville Selina Robinson’s constituency office last night, Feb. 5.

BC Premier David Eby says he condemns the messaging posted outside Coquitlam–Maillardville MLA Selina Robinson’s constituency office last night, Feb. 5.

In a post, the BC NDP leader said Robinson's office was "vandalized," stating language posted outside of her Austin Avenue office “included hateful messages.”

“This is wrong,” he wrote. “Peaceful protest cannot include spreading hate.”

On X (formerly Twitter), a group called Canadian Antifa (@exposeisrael123) shared a video of the damage and claimed writing the words on the sidewalk: “We Do Not Accept Your Apology"; "Resign Now"; and "Free Palestine."

Signs were also posted on her office door and windows reading: "Crappy Piece of Parliament"; "Resign from Caucus"; "Zionism is Nazism"; and "There is only one Solution: Intifada Revolution."

“We decorated Selina Robinson’s office to let her know we don’t want her as our MLA and that she needs to be ousted out of the NDP party,” the caption read with the hashtags #freepalestine #Canada #NDP #coquitlam #ResignSelinaRobinson #FireSelinaRobinson.

A voice is heard saying, "We refuse to have an MLA who is a racist."

In the social media post, they also tagged the handles of Eby and Jagmeet Singh, the federal NDP leader.

Coquitlam Mounties attended the office at around 1:30 p.m. today and remain on scene.

The constituency office was closed today and the writing and posters removed.

Monday’s incident came the same day Eby told reporters that Robinson would be stepping down in her role as minister of post-secondary education and future skills following comments she made about the origins of Israel, describing it as a “crappy piece of land with nothing on it.”

She apologized twice.

Yesterday, during the hastily called teleconference, Eby said Robinson would be taking some time to “catch her breath” before repairing relationships with Muslim communities; among that work will be visiting mosques and learning about anti-Islamophobia.