Asian Americans grows concerned about safety after coronavirus pandemic continues to sweep the county

The coronavirus crisis continues to sweep across the country. Many Asian Americans are facing insults, abuse, and even attacks, accused of starting the coronavirus pandemic.

Posted: Mar 25, 2020 7:16 PM

REDDING, Calif. - The coronavirus crisis continues to sweep across the country. Many Asian Americans are facing insults, abuse, and even attacks, accused of starting the coronavirus pandemic.

Many posts circulating on social media showing Asian Americans targeted and harassed because of the coronavirus.

Action News Now spoke to several Asian Americans who say they are worried and concerned about their safety. Nai Saetern’s family owns a restaurant in Redding. She says the pandemic is hurting business.

“We're Asian but there are so many different types of Asians and it's not just Asians that have it now too, it’s everybody,” said Saetern. “I feel like you can't just put it on Asian people.”

Last week, the Asian Pacific Planning and Policy Council, Chinese for Affirmative Action, and San Francisco State University's Asian American Studies Department started a center where people can report anti-Asian American or Pacific Islander acts.

The Redding Police Department tells Action News Now they haven’t seen any acts of violence against Asian Americans at this time.

The U.S. Census Bureau reports, Asian Americans make up 3% of Shasta County’s population.

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