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Two Asian women harassed and attacked in New York City

A 33-year-old Asian woman was assaulted on Saturday around 12:30 pm in East Village in New York near St. Mark’s Place and Third Avenue. The victim was allegedly pushed down by a black woman and repeatedly kicked, reports the New York Daily Post. The assailant allegedly yelled “Fuck you!” while attacking the victim before running off. The victim didn’t suffer major injuries and refused medical attention at the scene.

A day before on Friday, a 25-year-old Asian woman was accosted by a man while she was standing outside 71-11 Austin St. in Flushing. The incident occurred around 10:30 am when the male suspect allegedly told her “This is not China, you’re in America!” before he tried to hit her with a hanger.

Police are investigating both incidents and are looking for the suspects.

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