"Our community is fearful with being in the public alone, simply going for a walk, living our daily lives. These incidents are stark reminders that urgent action must be taken to protect our community from violence and sometimes hate," said Cynthia Choi, Co-Executive Director of Chinese for Affirmative Action.
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This morning's action comes one day after Oakland Police announced the arrest of 29-year-old Yahya Muslim, who is accused of pushing a 91-year old man to the ground last week.
According to the Chamber of Commerce, at least eight groups have volunteered to help fight this targeted violence.
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