Police charge Toronto man in two alleged anti-Semitic incidents

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Toronto police have charged a man in two separate incidents last week that allegedly involved anti-Semitic slurs.

They say officers responded to reports of assaults on Tuesday and Saturday morning that involved the same 32-year-old man.

Police say the man allegedly had a non-permanent drawing of a swastika on his chest both times.

The force says that on Tuesday, the man allegedly was yelling anti-Semitic slurs at a person and then threw an object at someone.

Police allege that on Saturday, the man was heard yelling anti-Semitic slurs towards a group of people and punched someone multiple times after being confronted about his language.

The man faces assault charges and police say both incidents are being investigated as hate-motivated.

Toronto Mayor John Tory says he's shocked to have to say again that anti-Semitism has "absolutely no place in our city."

This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 15, 2021.


This story was produced with the financial assistance of the Facebook and Canadian Press News Fellowship.

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