A man who was seen on video driving toward protesters and making an anti-Asian remark is under investigation by Los Angeles police.
Sunday in Diamond Bar, California, demonstrators gathered at a “Stop Asian Hate” rally to denounce the recent surge in attacks against Asians.
In a video filmed by Instagram user @idalingi, a driver in a black Honda appears to have an angry exchange with protesters crossing an intersection.
One protester is seen hitting the driver’s windshield.
The driver then runs a red light, drives through the crowd, makes a U-turn, and lowers his window to yell, “---- China.”
Fortunately, TooFab reports there were no injuries reported from the scene.
Earlier this week on Twitter, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva announced that the incident was being investigated as a hate crime.
Villanueva also thanked those who reported the driver, and denounced the person’s alleged actions.
“Hateful acts like this are not welcome in Los Angeles County and must STOP!” he wrote.
Based on what we have learned, this is being investigated as a hate crime. https://t.co/HTKAq2Fr7R— Alex Villanueva (@LACoSheriff) March 23, 2021
Per TooFab, LASD described the suspect as a white man in his 50s, and said it will be presenting the incident to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office for filing consideration.