Chinatown residents and community leaders demonstrate against crime

CHICAGO — Community leaders in Chinatown are calling for action after recent violence in the neighborhood left residents feeling unsafe.

“We want security for our community,” said Martino Tangkr.

That was the message from a group of parishioners who gathered in Chinatown on Saturday.

Earlier this week, a Chinatown man shot and killed a suspected burglar at his home. In April, a 61-year-old man was beaten, robbed and taken by car, leaving him permanently disabled. In December 2021, a 71-year-old man was shot and killed while walking down the street in Chinatown.

“We are very, very upset by the increase in criminal activity,” said Hong Liu, executive director of the Midwest Asian Health Association.

Community activist Dr. Kim Tee said the police are doing what they can but he wants real change and has called for tougher laws that keep offenders in detention for longer periods.

“Rather than letting these repeat offenders take to the streets and terrorize the community,” said Dr. Tea. “We want a peaceful Chinatown.” Chinatown residents and community leaders demonstrate against crime

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