Man fears for is life after racist attack on Vancouver bus
Editor, Philippine Canadian News. Com
A 43-year old Burnaby man is fearing for his life and his family’s after a harrowing racial confrontation on the No.123 bus yesterday, October 30.
Danilo Jimenez Jr. boarded the bus at 14th and Canada Way at about 7:15 AM towards Brentwood Mall. A white man boarded on 16th and as soon as he sat down, started cursing him.
The man threatened him accusing him as a spy from China, Jimenez told PhilippineCanadianNews.Com
“I answered him back a little coz I was shocked when he told he would rape my daughter and kill me,” Jimenez said. By this time, he started to take a video of the man.
“Until now I am shaking and afraid of this guy that he would kill me and shot me on the head,” he told philippinecanadiannews.com.
None of the passengers on the bus defended Jimenez nor confronted the man.
The father of three adult children said he has no means of transportation as he has no car.
“I just want to have a good life in Canada,” he said as he appeals for help. He has been in Canada for three years now and lives with his wife and children.His wife has been in Canada for ten years.
He reported the incident to the Vancouver Police who directed him to contact the Transit Police who is in charge of transit security. He also reported the incident to Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).
He told philippinecanadiannews.com he would have an interview with the Transit Police tomorrow as he is working.
A recent study has found Vancouver to have the highest incidence of anti-Asian racism, higher than California.