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Anti-Asian hate crimes top 10,000 in U.S. since start of pandemic

Big cities see surge in incidents, from New York to San Francisco

A screen displays victims of Asian hate crimes during a candlelight vigil for Michelle Go, who was killed after being pushed in front of a subway train by a homeless man in Times Square in New York City.   © Reuters

NEW YORK -- To many Asian Americans, the killing of Michelle Alyssa Go at the Times Square subway station early this year was a chilling reminder of how hate crimes against their community remain unabated during a prolonged pandemic.

The latest number from advocacy group Stop AAPI Hate confirms that the trend is holding up.

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