"Historically, Asian voices like mine have been silenced, have been ridiculed, and, when we do speak out, we are shamed".
Since the statement was released, millions of fans retweeted the message and expressed their support for the group's declaration.
"We can't be silent in the face of rising violence against Asian Americans", Biden wrote on Twitter.
"If you see someone being attacked, do whatever you can", he said.
Organizers say the event was meant to oppose discrimination against Asians and mourn the victims of the recent Atlanta shooting, six of whom were Asian women.
The NYPD Hate Crimes Unit asked for the public's help in identifying the assailant seen in a highly shared TikTok video.
LoadingPolice Commissioner Dermot Shea previously said the agency would increase its outreach and patrols in predominantly Asian communities amid a national spike of anti-Asian hate crimes.
"We'll work with our people, we'll work with government, we'll work with everyone trying to see if there's something we can do stop this", said Zhang. He later casually walks away, the footage shows.
The woman was walking along 43rd Street on Monday afternoon when a man came up to her and kicked her in the stomach, knocking her to the ground, police said.
According to the Vancouver Police Department, anti-Asian hate crimes jumped by 717 per cent in 2020. "The staff who witnessed the attack have been suspended pending an investigation in conjunction with their union".
"I don't know who attacks a 65-year-old woman and leaves her on the street like that", he told TV station NY1 on Tuesday.
At his Tuesday briefing, de Blasio said the city would use every available tool to bring an end to what he described as a "horrible trend".
BTS said "what is happening right now can not be dissociated from our identity as Asians", adding they had taken "considerable time" and "contemplated deeply" on how to respond.
He was pressed on whether the city is doing enough.
A man was caught on video attacking and repeatedly punching an Asian man on a Brooklyn train.
NY "has seen this before" in terms of hatred toward other groups, including Muslims and LGBTQIA community, De Blasio said.
GRACE MENG: Asian-Americans for too long in this country have been shamefully scapegoated because of ignorant fear.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo called the attack "horrifying and repugnant".
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