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April 19, 2010
Contact: Carl Chan 510-604-9091, chancarl@sbcglobal.net


Asian Community Hold Rally against Crimes Targeting Seniors and Minorities In Light of the Brutal Attack of A 59-year-Old Chinese Man and his Son in Oakland’s Uptown

[OAKLAND, CA] – Oakland Asian Community will hold a rally and press conference in Oakland Chinatown tomorrow to denounce the brutal attack of Tiansheng Yu and his 25-year-old son on the 1800 block of Telegraph Avenue at about 3 PM last Friday. When they were attacked in broad daylight by two men, Tiansheng Yu suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken to the hospital for treatment. He is now on life support at Highland Hospital. The son is expected to survive.

The community is saddened and extremely upset about the senseless violence against minorities. Seniors and minorities are often victims of assaults and robberies in Oakland. Last year an elderly Asian lady was beaten unconscious when she was collecting recyclables. Many robberies in Oakland by criminals were against minorities and in many cases, Asian. The incident of Tiansheng Yu dismayed the community. Many people are very upset of crimes that target seniors and minorities. The Asian community demands our government officials bring justice for Tiansheng Yu, as well as take steps to protect all people.

WHAT: Rally against Crimes Targeting Seniors and Minorities

WHEN: April 20, 2010. 1 PM

WHERE: Oakland Asian Cultural Center, 388 Ninth Street, Suite 290

WHO: Asian, African American, Hispanic and other Community Leaders
Congresswoman Barbara Lee
State Assemblyman Sandre’ Swanson
Alameda District Attorney Nancy O’Malley
Oakland Mayor Ron Dellums (not confirmed)
Oakland City Council Member Jane Brunner, District 1 (not confirmed)
Oakland City Council Member Pat Kernighan, District 2
Oakland City Council Member Nancy Nadel, District 3
Oakland City Council Member Jean Quan, District 4
Oakland City Council Member Ignacio De La Fuente, District 5
Oakland City Council Member Desley Brooks, District 6 (not confirmed)
Oakland City Council Member Larry Reid, District 7
Oakland City Council Member Rebecca Kaplan, At Large
Oakland City Attorney John Russo (not confirmed)
Asian Advisory Committee on Crime
Oakland Chinatown Chamber of Commerce
Oakland Chinatown Neighborhood Crime Prevention Council
Organization of Chinese American, East Bay Chapter

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