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Citizen videos alleged racially motivated street fight

Raw video:Recorded July 03/09.VICTORIA,Canada. — Police on Vancouver Island have made one arrest after an apparently racist attack was caught on video and posted online.

Jay Phillips, 38, a landscaper in Courtenay, B.C., about 220 kilometres northwest of Victoria, held back three young men who are shown on an online video throwing punches and yelling racial slurs.

As the attackers surround Phillips, who is black, he can be seen knocking at least one of the men to the ground.

"They kept yelling they were going to lynch me and kill me and my whole family and this is a white town and get the f— out of here," said Phillips, who spends much of his spare time at the gym.

"Once they figured out they had met someone who was not afraid they didn't know what to do. They were like little hyenas trying to dart in and out to engage the lion, but they wouldn't engage me one on one."

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Added: Jul-7-2009 Occurred On: Jul-3-2009
By: jdischord
Tags: Citizen videos alleged racially motivated street fight, Victoria, Canada
Location: Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada (load item map)
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