2020 has brought with it the call to action for civilians to stand up and fight against intolerance and bigotry. Justin did exactly this by confronting this group of religious extremist who believed they had a right to spread hate speech. Justin is proud of what he did but unfortunately he was violently assaulted and seriously injured. Luckily, police and ambulance were on scene. Justin was taken to hospital having both bones in his left leg broken and his left knee dislocated. Vancouver Police indicate that two individuals are in custody and facing possible charges of aggravated assault and mischief. The VPD hate crime investigators have also been notified.
In the coming months, Justin will be faced with medical bills, a loss of income, legal fees, rent and living costs. It will be some time before rehab is completed and he is able to return to work. He badly needs the help of his family and friends to manage this tragic turn of events.
We thank you for your thoughtful and generous support.
Some other charities we would like to highligt:
Vancouver Black Therapy & Advocacy Fund.
The Trans Resiliency Fund
Black in BC Community Support Fund for COVID-19
Fundraiser for Dark Before The Dawn Retreat
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