The incident had not been deemed a hate crime as of Aug. 4.
The attack — and the NYPD’s decision not to investigate it as a hate crime — sparked outrage throughout the Asian-American community, said actor William Lex Ham, who organized the march with China Mac.
“[Police] said it wasn’t a hate crime because there were no racial slurs that were said,” Ham said.
Speakers including China Mac, MC Jin, and Borough President Eric Adams blasted the attack on elderly woman, and reaffirmed their support for Bensonhurst’s Asian community.
“We are not here to march [against] white people, Black people, Italian people, Spanish people,” said China Mac at the rally.