NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A New York City group is providing walking companions for members of the Asian-American community who are concerned for their safety.
Safe Walks held a march from Times Square to Chinatown on Saturday.READ MORE: 18-Year-Old Saadiq Teague Arrested After Being Spotted With AK-47 At Times Square Subway Station
The group originally formed after a spate of attacks on women in the subway.READ MORE: COVID Vaccine In New York: Walk-In Appointments Offered To All New Yorkers Over 50 At City-Run Sites
They’re now shifting their work to help out in response to anti-Asian attacks.
“I want to see the country realize that we are part of this country just as much as anybody else and that we deserve to be seen,” one man said.MORE NEWS: Discarded Tombstone Spotted On Empty Lot Raising Questions In Paramus
The community-led organization is providing companions in Brooklyn and Manhattan.