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An African-American man reportedly robbed a Chinese woman of her handbag in an incident in Sunset Park’s Chinatown Monday afternoon.
Video later shows that many Chinese people immediately surrounded the man. Once that happened, they attacked the man with a broom stick and pushed him across the street.
Undated video recorded in Sunset Park’s Chinatown in Brooklyn, NY shows a group of Asian people fighting back against a black male. One of the Asian men jabs the man in the buttocks with a broom stick. pic.twitter.com/E7PPE01WpF
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This incident comes after 58-year-old Than Htwe was placed in a coma and underwent brain surgery over the weekend after falling down a flight of subway stairs after a mugger attempted to rob her and her son. Doctors say that her injuries are so severe that she may never wake up.
There have been over 6600 anti-Asian hate incidents across the country between March 2020 and March of this year, with the rate in New York City up 335% from last year.