A suspect has been charged in connection with an alleged antisemitic assault on an elderly Jewish employee at a Toronto shop.
The victim was reportedly punched unconscious in the incident, which took place on 28th July at an off-licence liquor store in the Canadian city.
According to a local group, the 26-year-old suspect allegedly attempted to purchase beer but, when asked by the cashier for proof of age, became belligerent, allegedly calling the victim “a dirty f***ing Jew” and lunging at him with a wine bottle and other items before punching him in the face, knocking him briefly unconscious. He required stiches and more than a week off work as a result of the incident.
A suspect was arrested three weeks later and charged with two counts of assault and two counts of assault with a women, and three further criminal counts in what Toronto Police treated as a hate crime.Campaign Against Antisemitism has expanded our coverage of antisemitism worldwide. Please contact us if you would like to share feedback or volunteer to assist with this project.