“This is one of the sickest hate crimes that we have experienced in this neighborhood"

Residents and Lawmakers have denounced the anti-Chinese graffiti sprayed on storefronts in Brooklyn.

CBS reports that lawmakers and residents have gathered in Brookyln to speak out against anti-Chinese graffiti seen on storefronts.

The graffiti was found recently on 86th Street near Bay 25th Street in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. “Chinese stink like fish,” reads one graffiti spray.

Crowds of residents and lawmakers gathered on 6 August together to denounce the graffiti.

“This is one of the sickest hate crimes that we have experienced in this neighborhood in recent memory,” Councilman Mark Treyger said. “Let’s make it very clear. We will always stand up against hate here in Bensonhurst.”

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One woman told CBS that hate speech is damaging for the community. “Everybody sees that and feels uncomfortable and angry,” she said.

The NYPD Hate Crime Tax Force Unit is investigating the incidents whilst Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams is offering a $1,000 reward for any information leading to an arrest.

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