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Small business targeted with a year of antisemitic abuse

Pierce Brothers Coffee Roasters in Vancouver, British Colombia, has been repeatedly targeted with antisemitic abuse by a local resident.

The resident allegedly objects to the odour produced by the plant, despite having been promised that further investment would shortly remove any smell from the plant.

The man hurled frequent antisemitic abuse, including references to the Holocaust, at the owners of the plant. The abuse has been continuing since last summer and has continued to the point that the owners of the business and their employees now feel threatened by the behaviour.

When local figures condemned the man’s antisemitic actions, they were subsequently bombard with antisemitic abuse on Twitter themselves.

It is unknown whether the police are currently involved.