A young man from Singapore beaten in a racist attack in UK cause of coronavirus

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.

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