Syrian refugees pepper sprayed by cyclist in Canada

Syrian refugees pepper sprayed in CanadaVancouver, British Columbia, Can. — A group of Syrian refugees attending a welcome event in Vancouver was pepper sprayed by someone on a bike.

It happened last night at the Muslim Association of Canada Center as the event was winding down. The group was waiting for a bus.

As many as 30 men, women and children were treated for exposure to pepper spray. 

Police are searching for the suspect.

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