Violent attack on woman has sparked a wave of violence against Asia following a shooting in Atlanta

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The horrific attack on a 65-year-old woman in New York City this week has sparked widespread condemnation and has become a recent reminder that anti-Asian anti-apartheid and violence in the United States is not over.

A Filipino woman was punched and kicked in front of New York City in broad daylight by an attacker who allegedly made statements against Asia.

The attack comes just days after the NYPD began deploying undercover Asian officials to help fight hateful crimes against Asians. It happened on the same day that the U.S. attorney general's office in Brooklyn announced plans to double the size of its human rights crime section, citing "a declining number of hate crimes against Asian Americans" in its area.

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In the two weeks since the shooting in Atlanta, some have been attacked or received threats.

A 38-year-old Asian man has been punched in the face near Penn Station in New York City. A 54-year-old woman was admitted to hospital after a man hit her in the face with a metal bar. An elderly woman in California has received a letter in a post threatening American Americans after her family put her husband to bed.

As the attacks continue, rallies calling for an end to Asian violence continue and spread to cities and towns across the country and abroad.

At a meeting in Los Angeles, Tam Nguyen shared a letter he said was sent to many Vietnamese nail salons in California last week.

"It is a difficult time to be Asian.

She told CNN that her parents moved to the United States to give her and her sister a better life but "currently don't feel that way."

Another meeting in Atlanta last weekend was one of nearly 60 events held that day organized by the Act Now to Stop War & End Racism (ANSWER) Coalition.

Demonstrators raised their fists during a rally in New York on March 21st.

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For the Asian American community and the Pacific Islander (AAPI), it would have been impossible to put an end to the shootings of hate speech that have plagued them since the beginning of the epidemic and violence against women and the common beliefs of Asian women.

Authorities did not elaborate on the cause of the mass shooting but said the suspect told investigators that the shooting was not racist motivated and noted that he was "sexually addicted."

Asian and Asian American women are often targeted by men and women and are discriminated against sexually, activists say, and the shooting in the Atlanta area was so horrific that the country "ended up paying attention."

The women have been identified in an unprecedented way, according to initial reports of hate incidents compiled by Stop AAPI Hate.

This shot has been very effective for Asian women. It has led many of them to talk about the trauma they have experienced in the past because of their race and gender, said Sung Yeon Choimorrow, executive director of the non-profit group Asian Pacific American Women's Forum.

"This shows that most of us have been carrying this pain and this pressure alone," Choimorrow said. "Finally, we get a chance to talk about it, (talk) with each other, and have the courage to share it with the world."

"It opened the way for us all to start talking about something we have been embarrassed about," he added.

Pregnant, sexually abused and ostracized, Asian women are particularly at risk of violence

Pregnant, sexually abused and ostracized, Asian women are particularly at risk of violence

The views of Asian and Asian women such as humble, sexual and extraordinary can be traced back to centuries.

One of the oldest examples comes from the Page Act of 1875. That law, which came a few years before the Chinese Exemption Act, was enacted to prevent prostitution and hard work. In fact, it was systematically used to prevent Chinese women from migrating to the US, on the pretext that they were prostitutes.

An estimated 3,800 hate incidents against Asian Americans were reported on Stop AAPI Hate between March 19 last year and February 28 this year. Women made up about 70% of those reports while men picked up 29%, the report found.

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Elected officials visited local spaces in Atlanta, held meetings with civil society organizations in several cities and continued to push for measures to end violence in recent weeks. Some of them even shared their mistreatment and discrimination.

Lee Wong, chairman of the board of trustees of West Chester Township in Ohio, revealed his feelings during a recent city meeting revealing the scars from injuries he received from the U.S. Army.

An Asian American official asks if his military scars 'love the country enough'

An Asian American official asks if his military scars 'love the country enough'

"There are ignorant people who will come to me and say I don't look like America or I love the country," Wong said during a meeting on March 23.

"Here's my testimony," he said, pointing to his scars. "Now is it enough to be zealous for the country?"

Wong was not ready to make a statement that day, he told CNN on Thursday, but felt like he needed to say something after all the verbal threats he received.