A year-old woman and a year-old man of Asian descent in New York City were attacked this week in what authorities are investigating as possible hate crimes. The first incident occurred Tuesday when a student at the Zoni Language School in Midtown Manhattan was punched by another woman who said, "Where's your corona mask, you Asian Witnesses say the attack came after a fight that stemmed from the commotion during a fire drill. Students who know the alleged attacker tell NBC New York that she's not a person who would discriminate against anyone. Andrew Cuomo said in a statement on Wednesday.
Asian-Americans lead march after 89-year-old woman set on fire
Asian-Americans lead march after year-old woman set on fire
Attacks on East Asian people living in the US have shot up during the pandemic, revealing an uncomfortable truth about American identity. Ms Liu went to football games, watched Sex and the City and volunteered at food banks. Before the Covid pandemic, the year-old didn't think anything of being East Asian and living in Austin, Texas. That has changed.
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The year-old victim was approached by two unknown men on 77th Street and 16th Avenue shortly after she left her Bensonhurst home on the evening of July 14, authorities said. One assailant slapped her in the face, and moments later, her shirt was lit on fire by a match or a lighter, police said. The victim raised her hair and rubbed her back on a nearby wall to put out the flames, she told ABC7 , preventing her from suffering serious injuries. Police have made no arrests and an investigation remains ongoing, a police spokesman said. The incident had not been deemed a hate crime as of Aug.
The suspect wanted in a string of recent attacks on Asian women in Manhattan has been found dead of an apparent suicide inside a basement on the Upper East Side, law enforcement sources said. The suspect, year-old Tyrell Shaw, apparently hanged himself and was found in an elevator shaft on the block of Madison Avenue, according to the sources. The body was positively identified as Shaw's. He is believed to have been dead for several days.