In response to xenophobic attacks in New York’s Chinatown, activist Karlin Chan formed Chinatown Block Watch. He is interviewed here in an episode of PBS’s Brief but Spectacular (included is a transcript of the interview).
In a Bowery Boogie interview, Chan mentions that the group is non-confrontational, preferring to be a “visual deterrent” in their bright, highly visible safety vests. As pointed out in the PBS interview, the group is a multi-ethnic group of 20 or 30 people.
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(photo credit: Karlin Chan)
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