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Hate crimes against Chinese people soar in UK during COVID-19 crisis

Hate crimes against Chinese people soar in UK during COVID-19 crisis

Hate crimes against Chinese people in the UK have soared during the coronavirus outbreak, new police figures have revealed. At least 267 offences were recorded in the first three months of 2020 during the COVID-19 crisis – including assaults, robberies, harassment and criminal damage. Victims described being punched, spat at and coughed on in the street as well as being verbally abused about coronavirus after the first case was reported in China.
Source: Hate crimes against Chinese people soar in UK during COVID-19 crisis

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