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Hate crimes against #Asian #Americans rose by 150 percent last year as the #Covid-19 pandemic gripped the USA, according to a new report. Some have blamed the rhetoric of former president Donald Trump, who repeatedly referred to the novel coronavirus as the “China virus”, while lawmakers have warned that anti-Asian racism has reached a “crisis point”. And in Oakland’s Chinatown, citizens have taken matters into their own hands with volunteers patrolling the streets to protect residents and businesses.
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