April 4 Recently, an Asian convenience store in the United States was attacked by a man who wielded a stick and smashed and shouted racist remarks.
According to the Associated Press on the 4th, the attack occurred on March 30. According to surveillance video, the man broke into an Asian convenience store in Charlotte, North Carolina, United States with a stick, dragged the shelf to the ground, smashed the glass of the refrigerator with a stick, and shouted racist remarks. A person at the scene who seems to be a friend of the attacker is still cheering.
Mark Sung, the child of the store owner, said that although public attention to such hate attacks has increased, violence and racial discrimination are not new to them: “My Korean-American family hear insulting remarks every day, including words like ‘Go back to your country’.”
Hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders increased by 150% during the pandemic, according to a study by the Center for Hate and Extremism at California State University San Bernardino.