On August 16, 2023, news broke of a hate crime in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, where a man allegedly shouted hate speech at a Muslim family and exposed himself to a child.
The incident occurred near Whyte Avenue and 111 Street, and the police are currently seeking the suspect.
The video of the incident has left many netizens appalled.
Hate crimes have been a concern in Alberta, and a virtual panel was held on November 23, 2022, to discuss the landscape of hate in the province.
In June 2020, Edmonton police launched a hate crime investigation after racist stickers surfaced around Alberta.
A video explaining what constitutes a hate crime in Canada is also available on YouTube.
The Edmonton police are now circulating the suspect’s image in the hopes that someone may be able to identify him.
Hate crimes are taken seriously in Canada, and those found guilty can face severe consequences, including imprisonment.
It is essential to report any incidents of hate crimes to the authorities to ensure that justice is served and that such incidents do not occur in the future.
Edmonton Alberta Canada hate crime video
In the viral video, an unidentified man approached a couple and their 15-year-old son on the street and began acting violently and subjecting the party to hate speech.
The hateful comments also included remarks that were homophobic and xenophobic, and he reportedly threatened the family.
A police report also showed that the suspect also pulled down his trousers and exposed himself.
The Edmonton Police Service (EPS) hate crimes section is being consulted in the inquiry, according to the police.
The video of the incident was posted on X, and as soon as the video went viral, people went to the comment section of the clip and condemned the boy and his inappropriate action.
A hateful incident has occurred in Edmonton today, where a man was recorded on camera being racist & islamophobic to a family.
This is the context, sent from our follower who provided this video exclusively to us:
“So basically we were just walking outside the apartment minding… pic.twitter.com/sDF0wZkySy
— YEGWAVE (@yegwave) August 13, 2023