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Asian hate crime in UK increases during pandemic

BBC, 04 May 2021
"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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