A video of a heated altercation at an Alberta liquor shop has gone viral. On Sunday, August 2, a man was caught going on a racist rant at an Edmonton liquor store. The scene was allegedly started due to the establishment's mandatory mask-wearing policy.
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Edmonton Police Service told Narcity that they're aware of this video but have no further details to share.
The video was originally shared on Facebook but has since been deleted, according to the Edmonton Journal. Meanwhile, it's been reposted on multiple social media platforms, including a post on Twitter by Lauren Boothby of the Journal.
According to the Journal, the incident took place at Olympia Liquor on 137 Avenue in a northwest neighbourhood.
Navdeep Singh, a supervisor, said that the man began his outburst as soon as he stepped inside, per the Edmonton Journal.
Singh said he was about to tell him to wear a mask but he just starting going off at the people in the store.
The video shows a man in a red t-shirt pointing and yelling at a fellow shopper. "You're disrespecting Canada yourself." He's then heard saying, "I never knew how good a country it was until you people moved here."
It's unclear what made the person turn on the other shoppers or what exactly was said before this statement.
You may have seen this video. Before the man (who isn’t wearing a mask) went on a racist, anti-immigrant tirade at… https://t.co/6X93kOa8d6— Lauren Boothby (@Lauren Boothby) 1596505824.0
His identity remains unknown at the time of publication.
At one point, someone recording the video asks for his name, but he doesn't provide it.
He continues yelling obscenities at the people in the store as he leaves.
He tells a person wearing a mask, "You better f***ing respect our country laws" before insulting the man's beard.
Per the Journal, Singh said that the man claimed he wouldn't shop at the store if people would be wearing masks.
Narcity has reached out to Olympia Liquor for comment and we will update this article when we have a response.
The Journal reported that the employees chose not to call the police over this outburst.