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Covid racism: Hate crime attacks against east and south east Asians in UK rise by 50% in two years

6 October 2021

Victims of two separate anti-Asian attacks describe how they were set upon and left needing surgery.

It comes as a study shared exclusively with ITV News found reported hate crimes rose nearly 50% in two years.

Covid racism: Hate crime attacks against east and south east Asians in UK rise by 50% in two years

6 October 2021

by ITV News Multimedia Producer Ann Yip

Victims of two separate anti-Asian attacks describe how they were set upon and left needing surgery.

Covid 19 vaccines and children, East Asian Racism, Periods in lockdown, Young women and cryptocurrency

24 March 2021

BBC RADIO 4

WOMEN'S HOUR/besea.n and Zing speak about Anti-ESEA racism and hypersexualisation of ESEAs

Will children receive the Covid-19 vaccine? The rise in hate crime focused at Eastern and South Eastern Asian communities; why are young women investing in cryptocurrencies?

Sky News/Hau-Yu from EVR talks about racism and the shootings in Atlanta

18 March 2021

Sky News

'There is a lot of willingness to meet but not enough structural change' says Hau-Yu Tam, chair of
@EndRacismVirus
, as she speaks of efforts to raise awareness of racism faced by people of East and Southeast Asian heritage among govt officials.

Sky News Interview with Kim and Miles from End the Virus of Racism (Youtube)

8 March 2021

Sky News

Hate crimes and violent attacks against people of East and South East Asian heritage in the UK have gone up by 300% during the pandemic. My friends and family all have experiences of verbal and physical attacks...

British Chinese Labour MP Sarah Owen Says Pandemic 'Lifted Lid' On Anti-Asian Racism

19 September 2020

by Rachel Wearmouth

British Chinese MP Sarah Owen has described how the Covid-19 crisis has “lifted the lid” on anti-Asian racism as she called for more leadership from the government.

The Luton North MP says she has been repeatedly targeted online and that racists see the pandemic as “an excuse almost to either devalue us or lump us together”.

She called for politicians to take “a leadership stance” on the issue amid fears racism could worsen.

It comes after US president Donald Trump has frequently called Covid-19 “the Chinese virus” and a survey in May said anti-Chinese racist abuse had skyrocketed since lockdown, with victims reporting being spat at, physically abused and told to “f*** off back to China”...

Far right using coronavirus as excuse to attack Asians, say police (with EVR Interview)

28 August 2020

by Mark Townsend and Nosheen Iqbal

Police chiefs have warned that the far right is using coronavirus as an excuse to attack east and south-east Asians as new figures show hate crime against them is rising.

Attacks on people classified by the Metropolitan Police as “oriental” have risen a third since the lockdown was eased in May, with figures significantly higher than previous years.

A group of British-based east and south-east Asian academics and human rights advocates are urging the UK government to condemn the growing hate crime and give extra protection to targeted communities...