Greek community condemns racist attacks on Asian-Australians

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In a statement released today, the Greek Community of Melbourne denounced racist attacks on Asian-Australians during the coronavirus crisis, calling them ‘abhorrent.’

“To think that the collective frustration that we all feel during these extraordinary times is manifested in vile, racist attacks on anyone is to be condemned,” the statement reads.

“COVID-19 may have its origins in China but for this to justify attacks on our Asian brethren is abhorrent.”

The statement then says that the Community, founded in 1897, thrives in a contemporary multicultural Australia that celebrates its cosmopolitanism and identity. 

“Any attacks based on race are an anathema to this very idea and to the much championed ‘Aussie Spirit’ that is called on at such times,” the Community stressed.

If you would like to condemn the racist attacks against Asian-Australians, you can sign a petition here: https://bit.ly/2xattSs

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