Nanaimo RCMP are investigating after eight bus stop benches were vandalized over the weekend, with ethnic slurs.
Police believe the benches were spray painted early Sunday morning with the slurs, and in one case, a swastika.
The eight benches targeted from Stephenson Point to Malaspina Crescent all featured ads for real estate agents who were all ethnic Chinese.
The damage to each bench pegged at between 200 and a thousand dollars.
Mounties say the incidents are disturbing, and are hoping anyone who saw anything suspicious contacts police or Crimestoppers.