Toronto police investigate after racist comments, gun pointed at camera during student Zoom meeting

Toronto police have begun an investigation after receiving reports that an online student meeting was interrupted by racist comments and a person who appeared to be holding a gun. The University of Toronto Ontario Institute for Studies in Education’s Asian Student Alliance was hosting a virtual meeting for students impacted by the recent Lunar New Year incident. In the last ten minutes of the meeting, multiple users made racist comments in the voice chat and comments box, and one user turned on their camera and appeared to be holding a gun. “This just proves we have a bigger fight ahead of us,” said ASA founder and U of T Assistant Professor Mary Reid. “We went from the most empowering meeting of cross-racial solidarity, so much ally-ship, understanding how systemic oppression impacts Asian populations, and then we did a 180 and we were re-traumatized again.” Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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