San Francisco steps up policing in Asian-American communities ahead of Lunar New Year

South China Morning Post published this video item, entitled “San Francisco steps up policing in Asian-American communities ahead of Lunar New Year” – below is their description.

In the US city of San Francisco, a jump in the number of attacks against Asian-Americans on public streets has raised alarm in the community, with the city’s mayor London Breed pledging to continue offering support. The police said they have expanded the crime hotline to handle more languages and started sharing safety tips ahead of Lunar New Year celebrations. Hate crimes against Asian-American and Pacific Island communities have surged across the US during the pandemic.

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