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Kelowna security guard who dealt with racist tirade ‘will be recognized’

Kelowna protestor Bruce Orydzuk was seen yelling at this security guard Tuesday, July 13.
July 15, 2021 - 11:32 AM

A Kelowna security guard who dealt with a protestor yelling racist comments at him at a COVID-19 vaccination clinic this week will be recognized for his efforts to keep the peace.

On Tuesday, July 15, Kelowna man Bruce Orydzuk, protesting at the Trinity Church vaccination clinic, was seen yelling racist insults at a security guard, who remained calm throughout the incident.

“You are not a Canadian, you are disgusting,” he told the guard. “Go back to your country, you’re not a Canadian, beat it, you’re disgusting. You don’t know Canadian laws.”

“We are very proud of the officer and he handles himself incredibly professionally under extreme circumstances and we’ll be recognizing that,” said Jason Davis, branch manager in the South Okanagan with Paladin Security.

These types of incidents are not uncommon, he said, but couldn't comment further at this time.

A video originally published by iNFOnews of the incident has gathered attention and an outpouring of support for the guard from across the province, including from Premier John Horgan, who condemned the actions of the protestor.

 

Kelowna Coun. Mohini Singh has also spoken out against the protestor.

"This is not what Kelowna stands for or will accept," she wrote in a Facebook post.

READ MORE: Protestor unleashes racist tirade at Kelowna vaccination clinic security guard

Kelowna healthcare worker David Crawford, who has long been protesting against anti-COVID-19 restriction and vaccination protestors, said he may consider creating some new signs to stand outside of the vaccination clinic.


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