Asians in New York protest against hate crimes and demand personal safety
New York Asians protest against hate crimes and demand for personal safety.
On February 27th local time, many Asian groups in New York City launched a protest against Asian hate crimes. In the afternoon near New York City Hall, hundreds of people participated in the protest.
Some protesters told reporters that while the new crown pneumonia epidemic has had a huge impact on all ethnic minorities, including Asian groups, due to the instigation of some politicians, there have been recent emergencies in New York and even the United States. There are more and more hate crimes targeting Asians. They had to take to the streets to protest these crimes in this form and call on the government to take more active actions.
In the event, including the majority leader of the US Senate Many politicians including Chuck Schumer, Asian American Senator Meng Zhaowen, New York Mayor De Blasio, New York Attorney General Leticia James, etc. spoke to express their support for the Asian community in New York , And said that it will strengthen the protection of Asian groups. New York Mayor Yang Anze also participated in the protest that day.
△New York Mayor De Blasio
In the past few weeks, there have been many hate crimes against Asians in New York. On the evening of February 25, local time, an Asian man was stabbed in Manhattan. The suspect then surrendered and claimed that he hurt because he didn’t like the way the victim looked at him. On February 16, a 52-year-old Chinese woman was suddenly attacked by a white man in front of a pastry shop in Queens, New York. The woman’s forehead broke and she had five stitches in the hospital. Including the incident, three violent acts against Asian women occurred in New York in the same day. At the end of last month, an 84-year-old Thai man was walking in San Francisco, California, when he was attacked by a young man and died with serious head injuries.
According to the “Stop Hatred of Asians and Pacific Islanders (AAPI)”, a civic group representing Asian Americans, from March 19 to December 31 last year, they hated Asian American crimes There were 2,808 cases. (CCTV reporter Xu Dezhi)