Asian American woman is beaten by juveniles on SEPTA the same day rally for previous SEPTA victim was held
An Asian American woman was beaten by two juveniles on the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) Regional Rail system on Tuesday, the same day a rally against Asian hate was held in Philadelphia.
Another attack: This is the latest attack to occur on the SEPTA system, and the second involving an Asian American victim in November, following the assault of a group of Asian American teens earlier last month.
‘I’m just an ordinary girl’: Philly teen who tried to defend classmates in SEPTA attack speaks out at rally
Hundreds of people recently rallied behind Christina Lu, the teen victim of a racially motivated attack on a SEPTA train in early November, and called on city leaders to increase public safety in Philadelphia.
What happened: Lu, 18, addressed a crowd of hundreds outside the Municipal Services Building in Center City on Tuesday. She recalled the assault, wherein her attackers kicked her, punched her, and smashed her head onto the train door as she tried defending her fellow Asian American Central High School students, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer.
A crowdfunding campaign set up to help Christina, the teenager who stood up to bullies and was beaten on a Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) train last week, has surpassed its initial $10,000 goal by raising more than $702,435, as of Nov. 22.
Tons of support: The GoFundMe campaign, set by YLin Chen, Christina’s mother, and Michael Chen, Christina’s brother, said that Christina has now been released from the hospital after suffering the severe beating last week, according to local news site Billy Penn. The 18-year-old will also receive mental support from a therapist while recovering from her physical injuries.
Philadelphia police are investigating an attack on a male student believed to be Asian or Asian American on a Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) train.
What happened: The incident occurred on the Broad Street Line near Erie Station at around 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, according to FOX29. A video of the brutal attack is now circulating on social media.