There seems to be no end Asian hate crimes in the United States as a Filipino man waiting at a bus stop in San Francisco was suddenly punched in the face by a still unidentified attacker.
The victim, Risley Biserra, was attacked without provocation at at Geneva and Mission streets last September 17. The attacker landed a blow on the Filipino’s face,
And if that was not enough, Bissera said the attacker told him: “Want to fight, Asian?”
The Filipino has been living in the US for about a decade and was on his way to work when he was attacked.
“He’s just here to make a living and was on his way to work and then all of a sudden, he gets attacked,” Rexanne Biserra, the niece of the victim, said in a television interview.
As a result of the attack, Biserra sustained swelling, a black eye and injuries to his nose. Also, he had to take three days off work to recover.
He believes the attack was a form of hate crime and he is not the only one in the city who suffered such.
Reports showed in the city’s West Portal neighborhood, three random attacks were made on people aged 14 to 72 in almost similar fashion, or were punched or swung at.
Those who were assaulted also had a hard time getting emergency help.