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Canada’s ‘Anti-Asian Hate Crime Capital’ launches very first investigation into rising incidents

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The Canadian province of British Columbia is launching its first-ever public inquiry on the surge of anti-Asian incidents amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

What to know: The city of Vancouver reported more anti-Asian hate crimes than 10 of the most populous U.S. cities combined in 2020. For this reason, the city has been infamously dubbed the “Anti-Asian Hate Crime Capital of North America.”

Vancouver Mayor Apologizes for City’s Racism Against South Asians in 1914 Komagata Maru Incident

Vancouver City Mayor Kennedy Stewart issued an apology on Monday for the city’s racist role in denying entry to hundreds of South Asians, mostly Sikhs from Punjab, aboard the Komagata Maru ship in 1914.

The apology: Stewart said the South Asians who arrived in Vancouver’s Burrard Inlet on May 23, 1914, were looking to enter the country in hopes of having a better future, according to The Canadian Press.

Woman Violently Beaten on Vancouver Bus For Defending Asian Women From Racist Man

A woman was violently attacked by a male passenger inside a Vancouver bus after she tried to defend two Asian women from verbal abuse. 

Seeking the public’s help in identifying the suspect, the Metro Vancouver Transit Police has released an image of the man who allegedly berated the Asian women with racial slurs and then punched the other woman repeatedly.