[Ed. – Where but Canada?]
An Ottawa man says he was punched in the face by a bus driver in Gatineau, Que., who was angry that he couldn’t speak French.
Anthony Govas said he was at the de la Gappe transit station Wednesday afternoon when a bus driver with the Société de transport de l’Outaouais (STO) tried to strike up a conversation with him.
Govas told the driver, who appeared to be on a break, that he didn’t speak the language — and that led the driver, he said, to accuse him of not respecting people from Quebec.
The driver then punched him at least four times in the face, Govas said.
“It was a shock,” he told Radio-Canada. “I didn’t think this was going to happen.”
Govas believes he was targeted because he has Asperger’s Syndrome.
On the weekend he was sporting a black eye, a split lip, and a scar from where he said his glasses cut into his face.