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Member speaks out about fear of racist abuse as the lockdown ends

Member speaks out about fear of racist abuse as the lockdown ends

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 Migrant Voice - Member speaks out about fear of racist abuse as the lockdown ends

On 18 June 2020, the Independent published a first-person piece by Migrant Voice member Mariko Hayashi about the fear among her community about the lockdown lifting.

"Although most people are excited about shops reopening and the lockdown lifting, as a Japanese migrant I’m worried about going back out into public places. Not because of the risk of contracting coronavirus – because of the rise in hate crime against people like me since the Covid-19 pandemic began."

Read the full article here.

This article was pitched and published as part of the Meet a Migrant project.