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Coronavirus Hate Crime - BBC London

Coronavirus Hate Crime - BBC London
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from Thailand ten years ago but to the two teenagers who mugged him last week and left him with a broken nose he was the target of a new strain of racism on the streets of Fulham I had a sort of a voice on the left hand side and when I looked over there was someone filming me I didn't hear what they were saying yet but as I started noticing what the sounds were it was just

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being repeatedly shouted at me and I took my headphones off and you know that was
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confirmed he was filming me shouting

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at me before I got the chance to say anything another teen ran out from behind me and grabbed the headphones from my neck he didn't run away immediately he took the headphones and then he looked at he looked back at me and he started laughing he didn't run away when the teenager moved parrot gave chase in what's thought to be the first reported case of a violent

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yeah so I was around this area and he
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he punched me twice the first time he missed the second time he got me right in between the eyes and it hit my glasses my glasses flew off and my glasses broke my nose as well last week a poll suggested 14 percent of people would avoid contact with people of Chinese origin or appearance poet says this is already happening to his East Asian friends I've heard stories about people having stones thrown at them people having eggs thrown at them and just little things like on the tube where
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people would cover up their faces with their scarves when an East Asian person is sitting opposite them and he's worried it could happen to others it just seems like the corona virus has given people an excuse to be able to be overly racist to East Asian people just acting like they're disgusted by East Asian people the police say they're investigating an aggravated robbery in Fulham Howard says the attack has made him wary of the city he loves and calls home aminals BBC

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