'Stop Asian Hate' - Long Islanders, local leaders rally in Great Neck in support of Asian Americans

Long Islanders, political and local leaders rallied and said, "No more."

News 12 Staff

Apr 25, 2021, 10:03 PM

Updated 1,180 days ago

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As the country witnesses an increase in anti-Asian hate crimes, a rally in support of Asian Americans took place in Great Neck Sunday.
The latest incident took place in Harlem Friday, where an elderly man was attacked.
Long Islanders, political and local leaders rallied and said, "No more."
David Lew, from Massapequa, says it troubles him to see the increase of crimes against Asian Americans. He hopes the march will make a difference.
"It is just kind of getting out of hand," Lew said. "It is good that everyone can get together, not only the Chinese community -- all Asians."
Farrah Mozawalla, of the Nassau County Office of Asian American Affairs, says the Island so far has been spared from major crimes like these. But smaller micro-aggression crimes are on the rise.
"Not only does it add up, but it hurts psychologically. It makes people think they don't belong in the county, that they don't belong in America,” she says.
Congress is working to combat anti-Asian hate crimes with a bill that passed the Senate last week. The House is taking up its own version.
Meng is sponsoring the House's bill, which will better track instances of anti-Asian hate crimes and ramp up Department of Justice reviews. She says he was pleased to see Long Islanders come together on this issue.
President Joe Biden has signaled that he will sign the federal anti-Asian hate bill when it arrives on his desk.


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