Brooklyn community is speaking out and standing up together after local businesses were tagged over the weekend with some vile anti-Chinese graffiti.
“Chinese cunts stink like fish,” reads the message that was graffitied onto at least three different Chinese-owned businesses in Bensonhurst. Local community leaders have since called on the NYPD to investigate the graffiti and designate the acts as hate crimes.
“I feel we’ve been attacked,” said Stephanie Wong, executive director of the United Chinese Association of Brooklyn. “This is definitely attacked, and nasty, disgusting, and our neighborhood don’t need this. We are in one of the best neighborhoods in New York City, and we don’t need this.”
“What they are saying over there is targeting our Asian people and we are not going to be silenced,” added Nancy Tong, a district leader. “And we need to catch whoever is doing this to us because it should not be like this.”
Fortunately, at least one of the Chinese-owned businesses that was targeted was equipped with a surveillance camera. Police have released footage from outside of a supermarket, showing a man spray-painting the racist graffiti onto a wall at around 2:30 am on Saturday.
PLEASE SHARE: this man is wanted by NYPD Hate Crime Task Force for making anti Chinese graffiti at multiple locations in Brooklyn. If you have any information please call the @NYPDDetectives pic.twitter.com/d8LEoESOqd
— New York City Alerts (@NYCityAlerts) August 7, 2018
The man has not yet been identified.