Two individuals hurled racial slurs at staff members from the Chinese Classical Garden in Vancouver’s Chinatown.
According to Global News CA, the two people were blocking the Garden’s entrance when the staff asked them to move. Douglas Ferguson, a custodian at the Garden, says that’s when they began yelling racial slurs at his Asian co-worker.
“He’s Asian and the one guy just started saying f***’n and then he would say this racial slur repeatedly like an angry mantra,” Ferguson told Global News CA.
Vancouver’s Chinatown has experienced several acts of racism within the last few months. Anonymous vandals tagged the Garden last May. According to the Vancouver Sun, the UN told the city it would need to address the racist vandalism before the UN could designate Vancouver’s Chinatown a world heritage site.
“These are targeted, racist acts. The culprits are sending a direct, intentional message to us. It is their attempt of cultural erasure,” Jordan Eng, president of the Vancouver Chinatown Business Improvement Association, told the Vancouver Sun.
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