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Advocates Push Back Against Anti-Asian Hate As Violent Attacks Continue

Masked shoppers walk through downtown L.A.'s Chinatown. (Chava Sanchez/LAist)
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Community advocates in Los Angeles, the Bay Area and elsewhere are fighting back against an ongoing wave of attacks against Asian Americans which shows no signs of abating. Anti-Asian hate has been on the rise since the start of the pandemic.

Recent attacks in have included violence, such as the horrific assault that led to the death of an 84-year old man in San Francisco in January.

In the Los Angeles are, recent incidents include:

In many cases, it's difficult to prove what motivates attackers and whether hate is a factor, and many reported incidents are not investigated or prosecuted as hate crimes.

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Nonetheless, Asian American advocates have been working to call attention to the attacks, partnering with county officials and using social media for calls to action.



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