Joint statement Condemning Violent assault

November 30, 2020

We, a group of Vancouver Human Rights Organizations issued the following statement on the recent assault case due to different political opinions :

We are deeply disturbed by the violent case that took place in Surrey on November 25 during which Mr. Louis Huang was assaulted by two men. The whole incident was caught on neighbors' surveillance cameras.

We express our deepest condolences to the injured Mr. Louis Huang and wish him a speedy recovery.

The incident began when Mr. Gao (a local Youtuber) and the members of New Federal State of China (NFC) accused each other because of difference on political opinions. Since Sept 14 and on, the members of NFC started to protest at Gao’s Surrey house almost every day. Mr. Gao’s neighbor complained being harassed by the protestors. Mr. Gao’s friend, Mr. Louis Huang who was stepped out of Gao's home for a smoke was severely beaten by two men and was hospitalized. The protestors have not only targeted Mr. Gao's political remarks but also made Mr. Gao's family and neighbors feel threatened.

In BC’s anti-bullying regulations, those are two of them:

1. Aggressive or frightening behavior such as swearing, shouting or intimidation by threatening violence;

2. Spreading false accusations about a person.

Since the protestors are not only disturbing the lives of Mr. Gao's family, but also hassling the neighborhood, in this way, the protestor may violate at least two of the above mentioned British Columbia’s anti-bullying regulations.

We strongly condemn those who staged the violence!

We urge the police to investigate the case and prosecute those who broke the law.

We strongly request the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and City of Surrey to maintain public safety and return Mr. Gao’s family and the neighborhood peace and tranquility, and furthermore, to investigate any anti-bulling violation!

Co-signed by:

1. Canada Tibet Committee

2. East Turkistan Association of Canada

3. Friends of Canada India Organization

4. Global Pinoy Diaspora Canada

5. Vancouver Society of Freedom, Democracy & Human Rights for China

6. Vancouver Society in Support of Democratic Movement (VSSDM)

7. Vancouverites Concerned About Hong Kong

8. Vancouver Uyghur Association

9. Thai Democratic movement in Canada.

10. The Alliance of the Guard of Canadian Val