Asian hate crime in UK increases during pandemic – BBC News

by Moin Uddin Ahmed Tipu

“This has exploded since the beginning of the virus.”

As footballers boycott social media over hate crimes, the abuse directed at Spurs star Son Heung-Min has focused attention on racism suffered by people of Asian background.

Community leaders say such abuse has increased dramatically over the past year, with the number of incidents reported to police in London alone tripling since the the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

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endofthelinejoel May 3, 2021 - 11:03 PM

hate crime and hate speech are Orwellian terms.

Daronda Toole May 3, 2021 - 11:03 PM

Sad. So very very sad.

Your Dictator May 3, 2021 - 11:03 PM

BBC stop removing my comment

mikeabcable May 3, 2021 - 11:04 PM

The number of comments and views explains it …

Sir Ian of Essex May 3, 2021 - 11:04 PM

1st lady in clip is really pretty. Shame spikes have surged around the world because of Wuhan, China

Md Ibrahim 100 May 3, 2021 - 11:04 PM


Timepass May 3, 2021 - 11:04 PM

Love BBC ❤️❤️

kingabaddon music May 3, 2021 - 11:04 PM

Good afternoon 🎋🎎🎏📻🎹🥁🎻

Abhinav Moudgalya May 3, 2021 - 11:04 PM

That's the story all over world… Racist minds will still exist in the future that's the sad part

Bob Bob May 3, 2021 - 11:04 PM

Defund the BBC make them work for a living.

DPD agent May 3, 2021 - 11:04 PM

It is usually the uneducated that are fearful of others that don't look like them.

Jacob Scoffschild May 3, 2021 - 11:04 PM
Your Dictator May 3, 2021 - 11:04 PM

White lives matter

ThundeRZ Lundorff May 3, 2021 - 11:04 PM

i feel bad for them, i really like asian people, they did nothing wrong…. pray for asia

Nameless Soul May 3, 2021 - 11:04 PM

It was kinda expected….they were already treating asians poorly and after this virus they got at least a lame excuse to treat us worse.

Don't worry, it's not just white people. Even in India, people are mistreating and badmouthing China and Chinese in general for the virus, as if they just came and sprayed the virus on their faces lol. It's horrible.

ExoHD May 3, 2021 - 11:04 PM

See, this is exactly why I hate China. Now other asians/non-chinese people are facing discrimination and abuse. And the Chinese don't even feel guilty or remorseful for what they did to the world 🤦🏻‍♂️

Jacob Scoffschild May 3, 2021 - 11:04 PM

Don't be fooled by all this sudden lifting of restrictions. They want us to let our guards down. Restrictions will return as soon as they are lifted. Mark my words.

Reza Dehkhoda May 3, 2021 - 11:05 PM

Mad in USA

Tony 'the phony' Blair May 3, 2021 - 11:05 PM

What pandemic?

Miele Rodriguez May 3, 2021 - 11:05 PM

This is the same anti white bullshit they're pushing in America.

Myat Min Paing May 3, 2021 - 11:05 PM


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Vin it Man e May 3, 2021 - 11:05 PM

Go back home simon

Robin Hood May 3, 2021 - 11:05 PM

They are chinese stop calling them Asian, Asia has many other countries too, This is like calling all Europeans as Russians.

AyJinu May 3, 2021 - 11:05 PM

This is why I started to learn taekwondo when I was young, i am korean and most people think in chinese

SAMUEL K NAIR May 3, 2021 - 11:05 PM

Stop eating bats everything would be ok

Nate Shelley May 3, 2021 - 11:05 PM

WOW how do people do this. nasty people out there.

Reza Dehkhoda May 3, 2021 - 11:06 PM

New Word Order: Plandemic, it is made in USA

Sweaty Kim Jong Un May 3, 2021 - 11:06 PM

Racism is blatant in the UK. It's not invisible.

It's an every day aspect of people's lives.

edie ann V May 3, 2021 - 11:06 PM

People are just jealous because Asians, ASIAN MEN are the most gorgeous in the world.

R raju May 3, 2021 - 11:06 PM

Thanks for update 😭😭😭

Joshua Laborde May 3, 2021 - 11:06 PM

People who believe in Trump speech about China are complete fools.

Run Chuppytou May 3, 2021 - 11:06 PM

We bore to make good heart not hate we are the same people 😢🙏

Oliver Hales May 3, 2021 - 11:06 PM

, indians, globally we all alike have the right to be pissed off with the (chinese government) as for the racism rowards yeah put a stop to that shit asap.

JustHereForTheVibe May 3, 2021 - 11:06 PM


Lali Gag May 3, 2021 - 11:06 PM

Humans are disappointing.

D C May 3, 2021 - 11:06 PM

Utter Bullshit.

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