Yet another violent video has emerged of a group of young Punjabi speaking men shouting and swearing and getting violent in through the streets of Surrey in Canada. This has led to the Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum to comment on the video which he called a mob violence trend that is “Repugnant.”
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RCMP said they have been actively engaged in this issue since March, investigating 50 individuals connected to these groups, and working with business and property managers to improve area safety. This investigation has resulted in three deportations so far.
“We want to assure the community that our Community Response Unit has been actively engaged in this issue for the past eight months. While these incidents involving groups of youth are somewhat isolated, we are dealing with those responsible for these disturbances, and working to prevent further incidents from happening,” says Superintendent Shawn Gill, Community Services Officer. While not all of these incidents involve international students, law enforcement officials want to remind individuals who are visiting Canada on a Visa that any engagement in criminal activity violates the condition of their Visa and they could be removed from Canada as a result.
The video, posted Thursday on YouTube, also shows a group of five or six men, most wearing dark hoodies, vandalizing cars in a parking lot in the 7000-block of 128th Street in Surrey.
“I am deeply concern that this kind of mob violence is happening with alarming frequency. In August, another large brawl in the Strawberry Hill area was caught on video. This behaviour is repugnant and puts the public at risk,” said McCallum in a statement Friday to the Vancouver Sun.
“It is imperative that RCMP take immediate and strong action to get a handle on this kind of mob violence that is occurring far too frequently in Surrey.”
Surrey Mounties confirmed Friday that they had seen the video, and that it was related to a continuing investigation.
The investigation began in the early morning on Nov. 11, Surrey RCMP said, after police received reports of assault with a weapon and vandalism to property in the parking lot of a business near 70 Avenue and 128 Street in Newton.
This latest video comes only months after the video below of groups of men fighting in Surrey also went viral.