Rally urges authorities to act following attack on woman outside NYC hotel
Activists gathered in midtown Manhattan Tuesday in response to a disturbing attack on an elderly Asian woman.
The incident happened around 11:40 a.m. Monday in front of 360 W. 43rd St.
Surveillance video shows the front entrance of a hotel in which the 65-year-old woman is seen walking outside before a person kicks her to the ground. The suspect continuously kicks her in the head as she lays on the ground.
The rally comes after multiple disturbing attacks across the city that activists say were motivated by hate toward Asian Americans.
National awareness is being raised on the issue amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The group says they hope the people committing these acts of hate are brought to justice. They say they also hope more can be done by police, prosecutors and everyday New Yorkers to prevent future attacks.
Police say an investigation into the attack is still underway and that no arrests have been made at this time.
Activists say it is important to continue to bring light to the issue so justice can be served.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the authorities.