Teen attacked for speaking English
A St. Leonard Mother is outraged, after her 17 year old son was viciously attacked because he spoke English.
The family, who wishes to remain anonymous to protect themselves, says last Saturday following supper with visitors, five teenagers, cousins went for a walk. Around the corner, near a park, a man between 18-20 began hassling them, hurling racist epitaphs their way.
"In French that man said, ici a Quebec, il faut que tu parles Francais, or something like that, went up to my son's face and my son just kind of put his hand to his chest and said please move back, in English. And, he got in his face and was screaming hey Gee, hey Gee ( a derogatory name for Italians), and turned around and punched him in the face twice."
The Mom tells CJAD the guy reached into his pocket for something. That's when her son and four others ran home to call police, who in turn brought in an ambulance.
She blames the politicians for ramping up the language rhetoric, especially since the P.Q. win, with the issue now boiling over and turning violent.
Police have not yet arrested a suspect.
The family is expecting medical test results within a few days.