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Racist tirade at Lethbridge restaurant caught on camera

Racist tirade at Lethbridge restaurant caught on camera”

So on Tuesday, he made a decision to post on Facebook a video that he had filmed of the heated exchange at the restaurant in Lethbridge, Alta.

As the video continues, the woman can be heard saying "go back to your f***king country" and "you're not Canadian", after one of the men is heard saying "we're all Canadian".

"Go back to your f--ing country", she is heard saying. "You know what? That's a prime example of why we don't want you here".

The people at the table try to interject.

"It doesn't matter, we're all Canadians", a man responds.

"You're a human being, I'm a human being-" the man says, before being cut off. I mean, as a human being we should be never get treated like that. "There's nothing special about you".

"All the immigrants that they come here and they work hard, they basically start from scratch and nobody should be disrespected like that for no reason and it just makes me upset to see people come in there and start taking out things on you".

The argument continued, with Pocha saying, "you're not dealing with one of your Syrian b**** right now, and I'm not going to be talked down to by you".

A man at Omerzai's table responds by saying that they are, in fact, Canadian. As of Wednesday morning it had been shared approximately 2,000 times and viewed about 76,000 times.

"I showed it to my other friends and I just got encouraged to post it and I finally did it and it's incredible how people, there's a lot of good people with good hearts, that we can get supported by them and I appreciate every single one of them", said Omerzai.

"It is what it is.but I do apologise for what I said, cause a lot of it is not me. We were just normal people going out there, being hungry". "It shouldn't turn out to be like that".

Omerzai said he was out with three friends and they were laughing at a joke and chatting in Dari, their native language.

The two sides are seated in adjoining booths and the woman stands up several times, threatening to strike the men. They asked her if everything was OK. That's when things got heated.

He added that "We do not tolerate this kind of behaviour at Denny's, so when management found out, they called the police".

"The food just arrived, it was fresh and then we looked at the restaurant owner and then they told us we have to pack our food and leave now", he said. We have also tried contacting Denny's corporate offices, with no success.

Kelly Pocha of Cranbrook, B.C., confirmed to Lethbridge News Now that she was the woman in the video.

She told the news outlet she had been drinking during a visit three weeks ago and went to Denny's with her husband for a late-night bite.

The woman and another man were sitting at an adjacent booth, and Omerzai said she became upset after accusing one of his friends of "glaring" at her table. "It's gotten way out of hand. People aren't seeing the whole story". A receptionist said she was out to lunch over the noon hour but on Wednesday afternoon the company said it fired Pocha. If I could take it back, I would.

"Before the lady was moved, the waitress at Denny's, she was apologizing to her - but not us".

A screen grab of a now-deleted tweet by Minister for the Status of Women Stephanie McLean.

"She was definitely not right and was saying disgusting bigoted things". That being said - (am) I hearing right?

"Shut your f***ing mouth then", she says as the video begins.

Online reaction was swift, with many posters condemning the woman's language and behaviour and apologizing to the men.

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley denounced the "racist, bigoted comments" on Twitter.



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