A young man who was beaten up in a racist attack on one of London’s busiest streets has said he was targeted because of coronavirus.
Jonathan Mok, a 23-year-old Singaporean student, said he was attacked at around 9.15 pm on February 24 on Oxford Street.
In a Facebook post, Mr. Mok wrote that 3 to 4 men and 1 woman, punched him int the face right after they said something about “coronavirus”
He said another member of the group then said: “I don’t want your coronavirus in my country,” before hitting him on the nose and causing blood to splatter on the pavement.
The group then ran off before the police arrived.