Syrian refugees pepper sprayed in Vancouver

Jan 09, 2016, 23:53

"A number of people were treated for exposure to the pepper spray by paramedics and the Vancouver Fire and Rescue Service", according to a news release.

Syrian refugees were being welcomed at a special event inside the Muslim centre on Friday evening.

"Canadians know that this incident is an affront to our values as a nation, and is at odds with the overwhelmingly positive welcome that Syrian refugees have received in communities across our country".

It happened during a "welcome night" for newly-arrived Syrian refugees.

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"They've seen enough at home. We were really confused about what was going on", seventeen-year-old Nawal Addo who was with the group told CBC.

"The motive for the pepper spraying is unknown at this time", he said. Police investigating The Vancouver Police Department is investigating and say a man who was on a bike and wearing a white hoodie is being sought.

"Last night's pepper spray incident was a disgusting display of hate - and Vancouver won't stand for it", Robertson said on Twitter.

Local police have reportedly launched an investigation into the attack and are searching for the perpetrator.

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