35-mile ‘Run for Chinatown’ organized to honor Christina Lee’s life, raise awareness of anti-Asian crimes – What We Know!

  • The New York Chinatown group organized a 35-mile run on Monday with one mile honoring yearly of stabbing sufferer Christina Yuna Lee’s life.
  • The group that organized the problem “Run for Chinatown” aimed to lift consciousness of the rise in violent crimes concentrating on Asian Individuals.
  • The problem was anticipated to take round seven to eight hours whereas individuals made laps across the block the place Lee had lived.
  • Christina Yuna Lee, 35, was stabbed to demise in her Chinatown condo after allegedly being adopted house on Feb. 13 by Assamad Nash.

A bunch of runners deliberate a 35-mile run on Monday referred to as “Run for Chinatown” wherein individuals ran 175 laps across the block the place Christina Yuna Lee lived in honor of her life.

Contributors had been challenged to run one mile for yearly of Lee’s life, totaling 35 miles. Whereas some ran the total 35 miles, others ran for 35 minutes or did 35 laps, reported ABC7.

The run was anticipated to take round seven to eight hours, throughout which the group circled laps across the block of the condo the place Lee had lived. 

One runner, Pam Yang, informed ABC7, “In fact the foundation of it’s actually unhappy, nevertheless it’s actually joyful to have these folks come collectively. To make noise, to be loud, to take area within the streets and to really feel like we’re reclaiming that area a bit bit, in order that’s actually lovely.”

Based on NBC New York, the organizers didn’t know Lee personally; nonetheless, they deliberate the 35-mile problem to honor her reminiscence and convey extra consciousness to the rise in violent crimes towards Asian Individuals.

One of many organizers, Joanne Wong, stated, “She fought so arduous even in her final moments, and we’re doing this for her, we’re doing this for all of us,” reported NBC New York

Lee, 35, was stabbed to demise allegedly by Assamad Nash, 25, on Feb. 13 after he had adopted her house to her Chinatown condo. Nash, a homeless man with an extended legal historical past, was taken into custody shortly after committing the crime.

With the spike in violent crimes towards Asian Individuals, the Chinatown group is hoping to lift extra consciousness, as “many individuals nonetheless don’t know what’s taking place,” Wong’s fellow organizer Elizabeth Yan informed NBC New York. 

“It’s not simply our group, it’s the collective communities,” stated Yan.

Function Picture by way of NBC New York

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