Police in Manhattan are investigating another attack on the Asian community, this one in the Lower East Side.
An artist on his way to perform at The Public Theater was repeatedly assaulted Wednesday evening, according to a statement released by the theater on Thursday.
The performer suffered bruises to his eyes, took multiple kicks and had his glasses broken. His injuries forced him to step back from her role on opening night of "The Chinese Lady."
The attack reported occurred near Seward Park, not far from where Christina Lee was killed in her apartment two weeks ago.
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The Public Theater released a statement saying that Asian Americans experience an "environment full of fear where safety seems scare."
A motive for the attack is not clear.
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POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING ANOTHER ATTACK ON THE ASIAN COMMUNITY ON THE LOWER EAST SIDE.
AN ARTIST WAS ON HIS WAY TO PERFORM AT THE PUBLIC THEATER WHEN HE WAS KICKED MULTIPLE TIMES WEDNESDAY NIGHT.
WE'RE TOLD THE PERFORMER WAS ASSAULTED NEAR SEWARD PARK.
THIS HAPPENED JUST BLOCKS FROM WHERE CHRISTINA LEE WAS KILLED IN HER APARTMENT TWO WEEKS AGO.
THE PERFORMER SUFFERED BRUISES TO HIS EYES AND WAS UNABLE TO PERFORM HIS ROLE ON OPENING NIGHT OF “THE CHINESE LADY."
THE THEATER RELEASED A STATEMENT SAYING THAT ASIAN AMERICANS EXPERIENCE AN “ENVIRONMENT FULL OF FEAR WHERE SAFETY SEEMS SCARCE.”
A MOTIVE IS NOT CLEAR.