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Signs of the times spread messages of hope and support amid COVID-19 pandemic (SPH)

A man takes a photo of graffiti on Powell Street under Clark Drive in Vancouver on Thursday. (Photo credit: CBC News)

Graffiti, signs, sidewalk chalk and props for statues are among the ways people are making their voices heard.

As Vancouver enters Week 2 of a city-wide shutdown of restaurants and businesses, public art and graffiti are surfacing around the city in response to COVID-19. Messages of cleanliness and hope are mixed with support for front-line health-care workers. The messages on public property are quick to disappear but offer a fleeting moment of how some people are feeling during the pandemic.

Two men stand near a sign near St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver on Thursday.

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