U. Alberta student says he was attacked for being gay

Edmonton Police investigate possible hate crime


Police are investigating a possible hate crime after a University of Alberta student says he was attacked near his campus residence last week because he is gay. Chevi Rabbit, 26, says he was walking around 9 p.m. on Thursday when a three men began yelling homophobic slurs, tackled him to the ground and stole his iPhone. Since the attack, Rabbit has been commuting to school from his parents’ home in Ponoka, Alta., where he feels safer. Edmonton Police are looking for a silver 2000 Acura 3.2TL with a spoiler. For more, see CBC News.


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