Communities Take Action as Violence Toward Asian-Americans Spikes

Tired of the recent attacks on Asian-American communities nationwide and in the Bay Area, people are taking a stand.

Volunteers are patrolling Oakland’s Chinatown, where a 91-year-old man was recently shoved to the ground. Violence like this is sparking anger and drawing the attention of Hollywood actors like Daniel Wu and Daniel Dae Kim. They put up a $25,000 reward to help police find a suspect, and a man is now in custody.

More reports came in Wednesday of attacks against Asians in San Jose, San Leandro and Sacramento. The recent spike in anti-Asian crime has led to fear, but also community action and citizen patrols. Raj Mathai

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