Community and San Francisco leaders came together Thursday to denounce a number of recent attacks targeting victims of Asian ancestry.
City leaders say the number and frequency of attacks targeting Asian Americans is increasing and they say it’s enabled by racially charged statements from the Trump administration.
San Francisco’s Tenderloin District is a diverse neighborhood that has long struggled with homelessness, drug use and crime.
Now community leaders are saying the area is facing a new challenge; racially motivated violence, with a number of elderly Asian American victims the targets of unprovoked physical attacks.
“I am upset and appalled at the recent incident of an attack on a Vietnamese elder two weeks ago,” said Judy Young from the Southeast Asian Community Development Center.