A statue of Mahatma Gandhi was allegedly defaced in Canada's Ontario on Thursday, 23 March.
Bare essentials: The six-foot tall bronze statue was doused with paint and its base was marked with graffiti, according to a report by Hindustan Times.
It was also reported that a Khalistan flag was affixed to the statue
The statue is reportedly a gift from the Indian government and was unveiled in 2012
It is located near City Hall in a town called Hamilton
Of note: Hamilton Police are investigating the alleged vandalism after receiving a complaint, the report said.
Why it matters: This development comes on the heels of massive protests being staged outside Indian diplomatic posts in the UK and the US.
Between the lines: Around 2,000 protesters waved Khalistan flags and chanted slogans as a mark of protest in front of the Indian High Commission in London on Wednesday, 22 March.
On Sunday, 19 March, a crowd gathered and broke the windows of the Indian High Commission in London, with videos purportedly showing some people waving 'Khalistan' banners
A group of Khalistani supporters allegedly vandalised the Indian Consulate in the US' San Francisco on the same day
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