Calgary police have charged a second man with inciting hatred after two men allegedly carried offensive signs into Chinatown. 

Milan Papez Jr., 53, faces three counts of public incitement of hatred and one count of defamatory libel.

On Friday, 72-year-old Milan Papez — a mayoral candidate in the last election — was also charged with public incitement of hatred.

CBC News has not been able to confirm whether the two men are related. 

Police say they received more than a dozen complaints from the public about two men allegedly carrying signs and inciting hatred in the downtown core and Chinatown.

The messages were targeted at two specific people as well as the community as a whole.

Const. Eric Levesque with the Calgary Police Service says charges of public incitement of hate are laid when the message goes beyond offensive and could lead to an altercation.

Anyone with information about the case or any hate-motivated crime is asked to call police at 403-266-1234 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.