Regina bike racks draw comparisons to Nazi swastikas

Donated bike racks in Regina are being called into question online.

Reddit users spot infamous Nazi symbol in high school project

A Regina Reddit user snapped this photo of a bike rack in the city. Turns out it was donated by a high school to the city years ago. (Brandalorean on Regina Reddit)

Perspective can often make all the difference.

For example, a high school shop student may look at this Regina bike rack (pictured above) and marvel at the functionality of its design.

On the other hand, as Regina Reddit users recently pointed out, some may see something very different in its shape.

Commenters noted its resemblance of the swastika: an ancient symbol that was made infamous after it was adopted by Adolf Hitler's Nazi Party.

According to the City of Regina, three of the bike racks were donated by a Regina high school 15 years ago.

"The high school had a program that was teaching concrete and these were built as part of the program," a city spokesperson told CBC News.

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Madeline Kotzer is an award-winning Saskatchewan journalist and Social Media News Editor/Presenter for CBC Saskatchewan and CBC Saskatoon.

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