Posted on Dec 16, 2020

Alberta NDP Leader Rachel Notley issued the following statement in regards to the hateful attacks in Edmonton in recent days:

“Today, Alberta’s NDP joins with the vast majority of Edmontonians in condemning the series of hate-motivated attacks against members of the city’s Somalian community.

“We have been in contact with community leaders and have extended our deepest sympathies as they grapple with these serious and deeply troubling incidents.

“I’m very concerned that many Edmontonians are waking up wondering if they can feel truly safe in this city. I want you to know that all of us owe you a duty to protect your safety and instill your sense of security.

“Hate cannot be tolerated in our city.

“I want the people targeted by this hate to know they are loved, they are respected and they, like of all us, have a place.

“To all Edmontonians, I urge you to do everything you can to root out and call out racism in order to combat it in every one of its vile forms.”