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Indigenous woman says she was punched, told to 'go back to Asia' while walking in East Vancouver


'I'm an Indigenous woman so this is something I face on a pretty regular basis. It just sucks to say that I'm used to it,' Holmes said. (Submitted by Dakota Holmes)

A 27-year-old Indigenous woman says she was repeatedly punched in the face, knocked down and told to "go back to Asia" while walking her dog in East Vancouver on Friday night - another incident in a string of hate crimes recently reported in the city.

Dakota Holmes said she was walking her dog, Kato, through a park at 33rd Avenue and St. Catherine's Street when she sneezed due to seasonal allergies.


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