A GoFundMe started by the family of 76-year-old Xiao Zhen Xie has garnered a massive influx of donations.
The fundraiser, which was launched on Thursday, has collected just over $638,000 as of this writing.
“Hi everyone, I am fundraising for my grandmother that was racially attacked today on 3-17-21 market street,” Chen wrote in the fundraiser’s bio. “I am amazed by her bravery. She was the one that defended herself from this unprovoked attack. But she is now suffering two serious black eyes and one that is bleeding unstoppably. Her wrist has also swelled up. She has been severely affected mentally, physically, and emotionally.”
Just came upon an attack on an elderly Asian woman on Market Street San Francisco. Effort I got more details pic.twitter.com/5o8r0eeHE2
— Dennis O'Donnell (@DennisKPIX) March 17, 2021
This Wednesday, Xie was reportedly leaning against a light pole when a man punched her without provocation. In a video circulating social media, she can be seen yelling at the man and talking to the crowd in Taishanese while icing her left eye which appears to be swollen. She then picks up a wooden plank, presumably the tool she used to defend herself against the man.
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