Non-binary firefighter assaulted and choked by colleagues due to hate for their gender

A non-binary firefighter in Ottawa, Canada, claims they were subjected to a hate-fuelled assault by their own colleagues.

On Monday (7 November), Ottawa police said that two employees of Ottawa Fire Services (OFS) had been charged in relation to the assault of the non-binary firefighter.

According to CBC, the first was charged with hate-motivated assault, aggravated assault, forcible confinement and harassment of the alleged victim, and the second was charged with criminal negligence.

The incident was reported to police on 20 September 2022, and the employees were charged on 5 November.

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