A suspect has been arrested in connection with an assault on an elderly man in the Tian Delong (Tenderloin) District in downtown San Francisco on Sunday night.
The authorities revealed that Haskell Allen, 31, has been apprehended on charges associated with the unprovoked attack of an 83-year-old male earlier that same day, the SF Chronicle reported.
President Joe Biden’s Administration has expressed concern over the disturbing uptick in violence toward Asian Americans in recent weeks.
Several disturbing videos have emerged showing unprovoked attacks on elderly Asian Americans, including at least three in the Bay Area within the last two weeks, as NextShark previously reported.
As anti-Asian crimes surge in California, a random attack against an elderly Chinese couple in Pasadena in December resurfaced on Twitter this week.
The incident, which barely made headlines in mainstream media at the time, occurred around 7:45 a.m. at Colorado Boulevard and Arroyo Parkway on Dec. 29, 2020.
Actress Olivia Munn has called for an end to the rising anti-Asian hate crimes in the country amid the COVID-19 pandemic in an Instagram post.
In her post on Wednesday, the 40-year-old actress said she was at a loss for words after hearing the recent spike in anti-Asian, adding that the attacks have left the community in fear, according to Celebretainment.
The incident, which left the victim with minor injuries, occurred at the Bank of America branch at 1925 Marina Boulevard around 1:20 p.m. on Tuesday.
As Asians and Asian Americans are targeted by racism and xenophobia around the world, one campaign is calling out the hate and raising more than $1 million to support small Asian-owned businesses.
The social media campaign making #HateIsAVirus trend is encouraging people from all over to post photos of themselves wearing a mask to show that the virus does not discriminate and affects everyone.
Face masks no longer just prevent the transmission of COVID-19 as activists on the internet have begun using them to call for an end in hate crimes committed against Asian Americans.