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“A Vancouver court has upgraded charges against a 20-year-old accused of attacking a gay man last month. The Crown has charged Michael Kandola, 20, with aggravated assault for the Sept. 27 incident. Kandola was initially charged with assault causing bodily harm in connection with the assault when a man was punched while walking hand-in-hand with a friend in downtown Vancouver.” Kandola’s lawyer has previously argued that the police trumped up an anti-gay angle. [CTV]