‘These racist attacks must end’: De Blasio, Meng slam anti-Asian hate in New York City

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During his morning briefing Tuesday, Mayor Bill de Blasio was joined by Queens Congresswoman Grace Meng to condemn the rise of anti-Asian hate crimes and discrimination that was fueled by the onset of the COVID-19 crisis and racist rhetoric from politicians.

“Every community suffered, but there’s been a particular pain, a particular horrible challenge faced by the Asian American community,” said de Blasio. “Because on top of all the suffering from the coronavirus itself, on top of losing loved ones, losing businesses, people have had to confront horrible discrimination and hatred from the very beginning.” 

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