Mounties in B.C. arrest alleged white supremacists
Mounties in British Columbia have arrested two alleged white supremacists in connection with a series of violent, racially motivated attacks dating back to 2008.
Police allege that the two Vancouver men belong to the B.C.-chapter of Blood and Honour, a white supremacist group with members all over the world.
Both Robertson De Chazal, 25, and Shawn MacDonald, 30, face assault-related charges for attacks that occurred right in Vancouver.
De Chazal is one of three suspects accused in an October 2009 incident in which a man was set on fire in the city’s east-end.
In that attack, police said a 25-year-old Filipino man was doused with accelerant and set on fire after he fell asleep on a discarded couch near Commercial Drive and 5th Avenue.
“Mr. De Chazal and two other men were observed by witnesses allegedly lighting the victim on fire,” B.C. RCMP Det. Const. Terry Wilson told reporters.
Wilson, who is with the RCMP’s Hate Crime Team, said police have arrested another suspect who is yet to be charged.