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Beatings in Chinatown spark security concerns

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200 people packed a community meeting in San Francisco Chinatown to call for greater security.

The forum at the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association follows the brutal day time attack on two Association leaders- Zhonghua Huang, president of Huang Family Benevolent Association in San Francisco, and Hongchang Huang, assistant of the CCBA.

“The purpose of this meeting was for community leaders to get together and to work together on solutions,” said police captain Robert Yick, according to ABC7 News. I think it’s really about showing patrons that are coming here to Chinatown if they see something, let us know,”

“I’m working with the Department of Emergency Management to make sure that that does not happen again,” said San Francisco Supervisor Aaron Peskin to XinHua.

According to ABC7 News, there have been eight violent crimes this year in Chinatown.

The San Francisco Police Department says security cameras for the neighborhood have been in the works, as are increase patrols for longer hours.

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