“People feel unsafe”: Police presence reinforced in New York City’s Chinatown
18 March 2021 | 12:11 pm
The New York City police has reinforced its presence in neighbourhoods with important Asian-American communities after 8 people, including 6 Asian women, were killed in Atlanta, Georgia. The suspect denies any racial motive. "People feel unsafe, they're worried," says Justin Yu, a community leader in New York's Chinatown. According to Yu, police presence makes "people feel they are protected". Anti-Asian discrimination appears to have risen in the United States over the past year amid the coronavirus crisis.
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