A Brooklyn community is demanding action after a pattern of profane anti-Chinese graffiti.
The vandalism features anti-Chinese statements and is visible in at least three different locations.
Residents rallied in Bensonhurst after the hateful graffiti was discovered in the neighborhood over the weekend.
Community leaders who gathered Monday are calling for the police to designate the acts as hate crimes.
"I feel we've been attacked," said Stephanie Wong, executive director of the United Chinese Association of Brooklyn. "This is definitely attacked, and nasty, disgusting, and our neighborhood don't need this. We are in one of the best neighborhoods in New York City, and we don't need this."
Police say the Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating as bias crimes continue in the borough, including an alleged subway attack on a South Korean national last month.