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Asian-Americans: Silent no more

A police officer’s conviction turns into a rare racial flashpoint for Asian-Americans.

On Tuesday, March 1 at 19:30 GMT: 

When Peter Liang became the first New York police officer convicted of an on-duty killing in a decade, rare protests erupted across the US and online in China. The unarmed black man he shot, Akai Gurley, is among the victims driving the #BlackLivesMatter movement against racism in the justice system. But Liang’s supporters say he is a victim of racism, too. On Tuesday, we’ll ask why some Asian-Americans are breaking expectations to demand #Justice4Liang, while others are #Asians4BlackLives.

On today’s episode, we speak to: 

Tom Fong @onetonrapper
Active community member

Jerry Chan @Brooklyn_Jerry
Community organiser

Helena Wong @helenaswong
Community organiser

Felix Huang @Brkn_Yllw_Lns

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