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newyork.cbslocal.com: Volunteers Band Together To Keep Community Safe With Racist Attacks Against Asian Americans On The Rise

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – There’s been a rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, CBS2’s Cindy Hsu reported.

There have been more than 2,000 reported hate crime incidents against Asian Americans since the pandemic started.

Just because we don’t look like you, we are Americans, just all the same.”Volunteers also formed a group called Chinatown Block Watch.

The Block Watch came together, dressed in bright orange, months ago to protect businesses from looting and neighbors from racial attacks.

“Pretty much everybody on the Block Watch knows somebody who has experienced some kind of racial abuse,” said Greyson Chin, one of the volunteers.

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