Possible hate crime investigated at UBC

February 4, 2009

The RCMP and the BC Hate Crime Team are investigating allegations of recent altercations at a University of British Columbia residence involving several Jewish students and a Palestinian student over pro-Arab posters being torn down from the Palestinian student's door. The Palestinian student claims one of the students with whom he fought made racial slurs. 2 Jewish students allege their Star of David necklaces were torn off in their confrontation with the Palestinian student. Without commenting specifically on the case, UBC president says "when we witness disagreement turned to hatred, we must all speak out." UBC News Release | RCMP News Release | Vancouver Sun | Vancouver Province | CBC