Chinese woman claims she was spat and abused by a stranger on the street – blaming Donald Trump for attacks she suffered on corona virus
- Helen Shao said she was spat at during a racist attack on Sydney’s north coast
- The natural therapist blamed U.S. President Donald Trump for the increase in racism
- Ms. Shao advocated that attackers should stop using the Chinese as a punching bag
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In a separate attack on Saturday, Ms. Shao (pictured) said she was told “she shouldn’t be on the street” and “would go back to China.”
A Chinese woman claims she was spat on the street and abused by a stranger for racism related to the coronavirus outbreak.
Helen Shao said she was targeted multiple times because of her race.
The natural therapist told it Today Show a man yelled at her as she walked down Falcon Street in Crow’s Nest on Sydney’s lower north coast.
“A man in his fifties turned and spat on me … all over my arm and across my chest,” said Ms. Shao.
“He said you fuck Chinese, bring your coronavirus home.”
In a separate attack on Saturday, Ms. Shao said she was told she “was not allowed on the street” and would “go back to China.”
Ms. Shao moved to Australia as a political refugee 30 years after her flight from China.
The natural therapist took part in the protest for freedom of expression in China during the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre, where some of her closest friends died around her.
The natural therapist told the Today Show that in the first incident, a man yelled at her as she walked down Falcon Street in Crow’s Nest (pictured) on Sydney’s lower north coast
She blamed US President Donald Trump for growing racism against Chinese communities during the corona virus pandemic.
“This is not the country where I have lived for thirty years,” she said.
“Since President Trump said that the coronavirus is the Chinese virus, we have been attacked,” said Ms. Shao.
Ms. Shao said she was comforted by the response she received from bystanders who stood up for her during the racist attacks.
She has sent a message to those who want to blame someone for the changes in Australian society brought about by COVID-19.
“I want to tell my attackers, please, please stop. Please don’t use us as a punching bag for your own frustration, and a punching bag for this kind of war between China and America. This Chinese community in Australia has nothing to do with it, “she said.
“Since President Trump (photo) told that coronavirus is the Chinese virus, we have been attacked,” said Shao
The incident is the latest in a wave of racially motivated attacks across the country that seem to be related to fears surrounding the corona virus.
Another case involving a Melbourne family was the target of racist graffiti and vandalism.
The words “COVID-19 Dying China” was sprayed onto the family’s garage door.
IMAGE: The words ‘COVID-19 China dying’ were sprayed onto the family’s garage door in Melbourne this week