15th July 2021 – A shocking video has appeared on social media from Kelowna, British Columbia, where a man of Indian origin is seen facing racist comments and abuses from a white fellow Canadian.
The accused is seen asking the victim to ‘go back to India’ and repeatedly says that ‘you are not a Canadian’. He calls the victim ‘disgusting’ and says that ‘we don’t want you here.’ The video is of 13th July from a COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Kelowna.
The RCMP Vancouver is investigating the matter at the moment. “The original complaint was that protestors were impeding access to the clinic”, says Cpl. Jocelyn Noseworthy of the Kelowna RCMP. “Officers attended spoke with staff, and dealt with the protestors. No arrests were made at that time.”
“We are now investigating this incident through the lens of the willful promotion of hatred under Section 319 of the Criminal Code”, says Cpl. Noseworthy. “Racism has no place in our community, and I want to reassure the public that this matter is being given the full attention of our General Investigative Support Team in consultation with the Provincial Hate Crimes Unit.”
Anyone who can provide more information about the incident may contact the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300.