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13-Year-Old Boy Attacked at Flushing Playground, Told to “Go Back to Your Country”

The hateful attack took place inside Bowne Playground, located at 142-20 Barclay Ave., Wednesday (Google Maps)

March 18, 2021 By Michael Dorgan

A 13-year-old boy – who was told to “go back to your country” by a group of teens in Flushing Wednesday – appears to be the latest victim of the anti-Asian hate crimes sweeping across the nation.

The boy was playing basketball inside Bowne Playground, located at 142-20 Barclay Ave., on Wednesday evening at around 6:30 p.m., when he got into an argument with three other teens, according to police.

The young boy was then shoved to the ground by one of the suspects, police said.

As the victim tried to get up, the teens repeatedly threw a basketball at him. The ball struck him multiple times in the head and face causing redness, swelling and pain, according to police.

The attackers shouted Anti-Asian statements to the boy, “Stupid, f—–g Chinese. Go back to your country.”

The boy was taken to Flushing Hospital and is listed in stable condition.

No arrests have been made and the incident is being investigated by the NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force.

The attack follows a number of anti-Asian racism incidents that have taken place in Queens, and in other places all over the country, over the past year—with the bigotry tied in part to the outbreak of COVID-19.

A candlelight vigil is being held in Sunnyside tonight in remembrance of Asian Americans who have been killed in bias attacks over the past year — including the victims of the Atlanta area shooting Tuesday night.

The event will take place at 46th Street and Queens Boulevard from 6:30 p.m. It is being organized by District 26 candidates Julie Won and Steve Raga, who are both Asian American.

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JH4Life

Has the NYPD arrested these rascist thugs yet? I don’t care how old these perps are. They intentionally carried out a violent act, and should face real consequences. The soft on crime approach is leading us to even a more unsafe city.

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Elizabeth ramirez

Why is there so much cruelty going on in this world why are people blaming other people for the virus no one knows where this virus came from it’s sad it’s really sad that this is going on I prayed for everyone to be safe and I pray for everyone to stop doing what they doing it is no one’s fault specially a 13 year old child what does a child have to do with this virus we are all going through this it’s not only Chinese people everyone in the world is going through it everywhere in the world. So stop the violence stop being cruel thank you and God bless all of us God bless America

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