Queens lawmakers and community leaders condemn surge in hate crimes against Asian Americans


Several Queens lawmakers were joined by Asian American community leaders for a rally in Manhattan on Friday, Feb. 12 to support a South Korean diplomat who was brutally assaulted in front of the United Nations building last week.  

The victim, a 53-year-old man, was punched in the face during an unprovoked attack on Wednesday, Feb. 9 while walking with a friend, according to lawmakers. No words were exchanged before the attack and the victim, who suffered a broken nose, even showed his South Korean diplomatic ID before the suspect fled. 

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