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Fox Boston: Vigil Held for Grandma Killed in Chinatown

Yuzhen Lei Memorial

Dozens gathered at the spot where 100 days ago a 72-year-old-grandmoather was shoved to the ground, hit her head on the concrete and died in Boston’s Chinatown, reports Fox Boston.

It’s a Chinese tradition to remember the dead after a 100 day mourning period.

Yuzhen Lei accidentally bumped into Tajanetta Downing, 24, setting off the incident.

Those who attended the vigil not only remember Lei, but expressed concerns that Downing may get off unpunished.

Bail for Downing was recently reduced in the case from $75,000 down to $10,000.

“Not that we said we want her to go to jail or anything. But like little kids, you make a mistake you need to have a little punishment,” said Esther Lee with the Chinese American Citizen’s Alliance.

Boston News, Weather, Sports | FOX 25 | MyFoxBoston


  1. RE: Vigil held for Grandma killed in Chinatown: Fox newscast got the name of the organization wrong, it was Chinese American Citizens Alliance
    chapter in Boston. The organization is the oldest Chinese American civil rights organization established in
    1894 (to the best of my knowledge). The written account is inaccurate, the broadcast video got it right.


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