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: Storm Watch: Officials Hoping To Avoid Repeat Of Ida With Preparations For Nor'easter
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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: Exclusive: CBS2 Cameras On Hand At Unannounced Security Screenings At Troubled New York City High Schools
The community-led organization is providing companions in Brooklyn and Manhattan.