On Sunday evening, a disturbing assault that’s being treated as a hate crime took place on a TransLink bus.
A video of the incident shows a woman on the 95 B-line yelling at a group of teenagers for apparently not speaking English.
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The woman apparently threatened to pull the teen girl by her hair and off the bus. Not to mention, when the woman was preparing to get off at her bus stop, she hit the teen in the face with her backpack as she exited, in a manner that rules it out as anything other than intentional.
Below is a video of the incident included in a Twitter thread that has picture of the assault suspect as well.
WARNING: This video contains content and coarse language that some viewers may find disturbing
THREAD: I just witnessed a racist assault by this woman on a teenage girl who was visiting Canada from Portugal. She smashed her backpack into the teen’s face as she was getting off the bus. She did it because she wasn’t speaking English. @NEWS1130 1/ pic.twitter.com/63HLkhdPOT
— Lauren Boothby (@laurby) July 22, 2019
Metro Vancouver Transit Police are currently investigating this incident.
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