New York authorities announced Tuesday that they are investigating a brutal racist attack against a 65-year-old Asian woman, a new episode that adds to the increase in attacks against this community in the United States.
The event, recorded by a security camera, took place this Monday around 11:40 (local time), when the woman was walking down a street in the heart of Manhattan.
In a video distributed today by the Police, it can be seen how a man knocks the woman down with a kick to the chest and then kicks her several more in the head once she is on the ground.
During the attack, the suspect made comments against the Asians, according to the Police, who are asking for citizen cooperation for their identification and capture.
According to local media, the victim was hospitalized with serious injuries, although no further details are known about his health.
The video shows a group of men witnessing the attack who, at least during the recording, remain on the sidelines and do nothing to stop the attack.
The episode comes amid a surge in attacks against people of Asian descent in the United States, which have skyrocketed during the coronavirus pandemic.
It also comes after a man killed six Asian women in massage parlors in the Atlanta area (Georgia) on March 16 and while New York authorities investigate at least one other alleged hate crime recently committed in the city’s subway. , where a man was attacked.
In recent weeks, numerous marches have been registered around the country to denounce these episodes and to show solidarity with Asian minorities.
From the beginning of the pandemic to the end of 2020, the organization “Stop Asian American and Pacific Islander Hate” recorded almost 2,800 complaints of “anti-Asian hatred” throughout the world, 240 of them including a physical attack.
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