sunnyside post: Sunnysiders Take Stand Against Anti-Asian Hate Crimes
A crowd of more than 125 people congregated under the 46th Street–Bliss train station Saturday to express their outrage about the spike in Anti-Asian violence–and to make clear that there is a united front of residents in Sunnyside who aim to stamp it out.
Won said that the way to combat the problem is by coming together as a community.
“It is important that we stand in solidarity because it’s through community that we resolve these issues of violent attacks,” she said.
She later urged people to speak up when they see someone being attacked and said that everyone needs to act with “love and compassion.”
The rally comes in the wake of a recent spike in attacks against Asian New Yorkers—with the bigotry tied in part to the outbreak of COVID-19.
There were 28 hate crimes against Asian Americans in New York last year, compared to just three in 2019, according to the NYPD. This year, there has already been a series of attacks.
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