Queens leaders denounce recent anti-Asian hate crime attacks, call for resources to combat issue


As violent attacks against the Asian American community continue to rise in New York City — including the recent assault of a Filipina nurse from Queens —  local officials and community leaders are calling for immediate resources to combat anti-Asian hate crimes as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Queens lawmakers such as Congresswoman Grace Meng, state Senator John Liu and Queens Borough President Donovan Richards joined Asian American Federation (AAF) officials at an emergency press conference held on Thursday, Aug. 19, at 1 Centre St. in Manhattan, to denounce the bigotry and bias against the Asian community.