Richmond mayor, police chief condemn recent racist incidents

Richmond News

The City of Richmond and the RCMP have once more joined forces to condemn incidents of racism.

After another incident last weekend – where a white male targeted a Stop Asian Hate Rally on Sunday – the city’s mayor and police chief both issued statements to shout down racism in Richmond.

A week ago, a man appearing to be of Asian ethnicity sprayed racist graffiti in Chinese over a poster of a black male model.

A news release issued Thursday by the city stated that “incidents of racism in any form will not and must not be tolerated. Such actions and behaviours must end.”

“Now is the time for everyone in our community to stand up against all forms of racism and hate, while we stay true to our shared values of respect, inclusion and diversity,” said Mayor Malcolm Brodie.

“Richmond has a unique cultural history which is the envy of many cities. We need to recognize and embrace our cultural blend through respect and understanding.” …

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