Community activists say people of Asian descent are being blamed for the spread of the coronavirus.Elizabeth Galarza Arrested For Allegedly Repeatedly Punching 2-Year-Old In The Face On Subway
Since the start of the pandemic, there have been more than 2,000 reported hate crimes against Asian Americans nationwide.
“There’s been reports of Asians being attacked or verbally harassed,” community activist Shirley Ng said. “People are judging us by our skin. They think we’re the virus or we brought it here, but we have nothing to do with it.”MORE NEWS: New Yorkers At Bronx Food Pantry Describe Need For Federal Stimulus Checks, $15 Minimum Wage; 'Got To Choose Between Rent, Food'
The “Stop the Hate” campaign includes posters in several languages explaining how to report an attack.