Who is Chong Hu Lu? Asian shop owner in Washington DC punched by Black man who yelled ‘F**k you Chinese people’

The alleged incident happened inside of Max Trading, a Northeast DC jewelry store, after an unidentified man punched Chong Hu Lu because he refused to allow an item to be opened inside the shop


                            Who is Chong Hu Lu? Asian shop owner in Washington DC punched by Black man who yelled ‘F**k you Chinese people’
Chong Hu Lu was allegedly punched by a Black man in his Wsington DC store (Twitter/ Andy Ngô)
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WASHINGTON DC: An Asian shop owner has allegedly been attacked inside a store by a Black man and now police are urging the public to help them nab the culprit. The incident reportedly happened inside of Max Trading, a Northeast Washington DC jewelry store.

According to NBC 4 Washington, an unidentified man punched Chong Hu Lu after he refused to allow an item to be opened inside the shop. Hu Lu also alleged that the man told him, “F*ck You Chinese People! I Hate You” as he hit his face. The victim had to go to the hospital to seek medical treatment. He reportedly got 14 stitches in the face. No arrest has been made yet in the incident as the DC Metropolitan Police Department is trying to identify the alleged attacker who was caught on CCTV.

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You can watch the video here. Lu's daughter also put up a picture of her injured father on Instagram and narrated how the incident panned out, saying how "There was no argument, no hesitation. Just went straight into assaulting my Dad and while yelling “F**king Chinese” at him. The assault was quick, as the wife tried to pull her husband off and told him to RUN. They did get away in a car, but not before neighboring store owners came out to help capture their license plate. My Mom immediately called the police and when they arrived on the scene she called me, and I took this screenshot on a FaceTime call."

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Lu’s wife, Cong Cong Hu told News4, “I just don’t understand. I couldn’t sleep the whole night last night,” she said. “Why do they treat us like this? We didn’t do nothing wrong.”

 


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American journalist Andy Cuong Ngô shared the screenshot of the surveillance footage on Twitter, where he wrote, “‘F— you Chinese people, I hate you.’ The DC Metropolitan Police Department are trying to identify a black male suspect who was recorded on CCTV punching an Asian store owner in the face in a possible hate crime. #StopAsianHate.”


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Several people reacted to the news on the social media platform as one user said, “Hate crime? No such thing. A crime is a crime regardless of the perceived justification. Sorry Andy, love you but normalizing the terms hate speech and hate crimes is a slippery slope.” The second one tweeted, “#AsianAmericans must rise and take it to a logical end through legal means. Or else they will continue to pay the price. #AsianLivesMatter.” “Blacks showing their anger a resentment towards Asian because seeing Asians succeed and flourish in a supposed white supremacist system explodes their ridiculous critical race theory bs. Blacks have been targeting Asians for robbery for years...their racism is obvious,” the third user noted.

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In another incident, an Asian American teenager was allegedly abused and punched in the head by opponents during a California basketball tournament. Reports said, the victim identified as Evan, son of Lennie and  Eduardo, was playing in a tournament game at the Soldiertown gym in Oakland and during the game, as he attempted to grab a loose ball, another player from the opposing team took it and passed it to another teammate before pushing Evan down. As he got up, he was reportedly again pushed to the ground by another opposing player. Later, the teen was allegedly punched in the head by the opposing player.

One of his parents said, “Not one single parent stood up to go protect my son, I ran across the gym to get him,” before alleging that earlier also the opposing team had repeatedly abused Evan and his teammates with a racial slur targeted at Asians. “They did use the ‘C’ word,” Lennie said. Eduardo added, "Two-thirds of the team are Asian.”

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