Four Korean Men Were The Targets Of A Racist Attack In Seattle On Christmas

The attack was racially motivated and the aggressor was charged with a hate crime.

According to NBC Asian American, four Korean men visiting from California, Missouri, and Korea were subjected to abuse from a Seattle man on Christmas night.

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Source: MILKOVÍ/Unplash

The attack was racially motivated, as the aggressor Aaron Charles Rowe, 30, was said to have yelled, “I hate Chinese” and “F*cking Chinese“.

The men… were worried about an ‘aggressive man who began following them,’ before ‘they took refuge in’ a movie theater, according to a probable cause statement written by police.

—NBC Asian American

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Source: Matthew Ansley/Unsplash

Rowe struck victim Sangpill Lee before “tapping” Chuhao Jia in the face with the back of his hand. He was booked on three counts, including malicious harassment and a hate crime. Aaron Charles Rowe is currently being held in King County Jail in lieu of $15,000 bail.

In a statement from the Downtown Seattle Association, they said, “Visitors to Seattle deserve to feel safe in the heart of our city.

Source: NBC Asian American
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